WASHINGTON - It's a whole new world for the National Zoo's giant panda cub who has been taking 'field trips' with mom Mei Xiang into their enclosure.
Mei Xiang started carrying her cub to the door and several feet out into the enclosure area over the weekend.
Now that the cub it getting older, Zoo officials say Mei Xiang will start to bring him on these 'field trips' more frequently.
The cub, meanwhile, is hard at work practicing his crawling, using his muscles and improving his coordination. In the coming weeks the cub will begin to scoot around with his first steps coming at around three months.