Bao Bao melts hearts

2015-01-07 22:20
Bao Bao, the four and a half month old giant panda, makes her public debut at an indoor habitat at the National Zoo in Washington. (Charles Dharapak, AP)

Bao Bao, the four and a half month old giant panda, makes her public debut at an indoor habitat at the National Zoo in Washington. (Charles Dharapak, AP)

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Washington - A video of The National Zoo's panda cub playing in the snow for the first time is melting hearts around the globe.

The Washington zoo released video of Bao Bao the panda cub rolling downhill in the snow as she played with a block of wood Tuesday. Bao Bao then does a backward somersault and later pounces on her mother, Mei Xiang.

The video was shared on social media and news sites across the world.

Though Bao Bao is 16 months old, she didn't make her public début until April, since baby pandas are very small and fragile.

Bao Bao turned 1 in August. She's only the second panda born at the zoo to survive to her first birthday.

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