Video of the panda cub taking her first steps

November 19, 2013

(Screengrab from the video)

The panda cub at the National Zoo has begun taking her first tentative steps. Thankfully, the zoo’s panda cameras captured this glorious footage and they posted it online today.

Look, maybe you don’t want to watch this. But  maybe you do want to watch a growing panda cub do her best to push herself up on all four paws and start lumbering around. Maybe that’s exactly what you need to get you through the rest of this Tuesday afternoon. Maybe you just want to get to the video already because you saw “panda cub takes first steps” and you want to see whether the video could possibly live up to your expectations (good news: It does!). Here you go:

In a momentous occasion, the baby panda at the National Zoo took her first tentative steps. (Smithsonian National Zoo)
Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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