Bei Bei vs. ball: National Zoo panda plays around (Video)

WASHINGTON — The easy reaction to this video of Bei Bei, the young giant panda at the National Zoo, is to buckle under the weight of the cuteness.

But there’s a bit of an edge to the way Bei Bei takes on his “jolly ball” (the zoo’s term for it) in this video shot over the weekend. Being on the wrong side of Bei Bei doesn’t look like it would be that much fun.

Still — the cuteness …

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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