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Stupid Bear Can’t Stand Up in the Snow

Bao Bao spends her first snow day being a klutz.

Photograph courtesy National Zoo.

While giant pandas born in the wild are accustomed to the snows of central China, those born in captivity, like Bao Bao here, are left to flail around. But what else would you expect from a creature who hid in a tree for a day after accidentally touching a “hot wire”?

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.