Mother Panda Takes Cub on Adorable 'Field Trip' at National Zoo

A mother panda helped her cub explore his surroundings with a “field trip” to their indoor habitat at Smithsonian’s National Zoo on October 18.

Footage by the zoo shows mom Mei Xiang carrying her adorable son – who is still perfecting his crawling skills – outside of their den to have a look at the adjoining enclosure.

The pair stop briefly to admire their surroundings before Mei Xiang carefully brings her baby back to their cozy den. Credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute via Storyful