The Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute describes itself as a leader in animal education.
The zoo’s prove to be a master educator once again, given the fact that on July 7 it tweeted a wonderfully informative video of a cute panda, Bei Bei, climbing and falling repeatedly.
The National Zoo says “pandas are adept climbers” that climb and subsequently fall as a form of play.
There’s something very sisyphean about this type of play where the pandas climb just to fall again. Kind of like a metaphor for life itself.
The play style is also both absolutely cute and absolutely ridiculous, which is kind of like a metaphor for pandas themselves.