The Smithsonian National Zoo has been releasing updates on giant panda cub Bei Bei since his birth in August, 2015.
As of late March, Bei Bei weighed 37 pounds and continues to grow rapidly. This growth is also occurring cognitively. As Bei Bei grows, he is absorbing a huge amount of information about his surroundings, his family, and the zookeepers who care for them. He is learning valuable skills like climbing with the help of his mother, Mei Xiang. Bei Bei has even begun a few training behaviors.