Giant Panda Cub Bao Bao Hides in Tree After Touching ‘Hot Wire’ at National Zoo

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Bao Bao did a no-no and the shock sent her scrambling up a tree.

Bao Bao is seen during a birthday ceremony on her first birthday celebration at the National Zoo on Aug. 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Bao Bao is seen during a birthday ceremony on her first birthday celebration at the National Zoo on Aug. 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. touched a “hot wire” in her yard, part of a warning system used by the zoo to show animals their boundaries, the zoo said.

The shocking experience sent Bao Bao (pronounced bow-BOW) up a tree Tuesday afternoon.

The 16-month-old cub climbed to a limb where she felt safe and was still perched there on Wednesday, visible on the zoo’s livestream cam.

After the gentle shock, zookeepers gave the cub’s mother, Mei Xiang, access to the outdoor yard, and she spent the night keeping an eye on Bao Bao, “a likely scenario for a mother panda to…

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