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Panda cub Bao Bao melts hearts playing in first snow (VIDEO)

Screengrab from video
Screengrab from video

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, D.C. 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 debut 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.