Panda frolicking in snow at DC's National Zoo is all of us in #Blizzard2016

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Panda. Snow. Floof-play. Didn't take long on #Blizzard2016 weekend for this video to go viral.

Tian Tian, an adult giant panda bear who lives at Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC enjoys rolling around in the snow after a winter storm dumped nearly two feet of the white stuff in the region.

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File photo from a winter storm last January: pandas at National Zoo enjoy a dusting of snow. Today, there's a lot more snow there. Photo: NATIONAL ZOO

File photo from a winter storm last January: pandas at National Zoo enjoy a dusting of snow. Today, there's a lot more snow there. Photo: NATIONAL ZOO

Tian Tian had a good time floofin' out in the snow, but not all the pandas felt the same way. Little baby Bei Bei, born in August 2015, wasn't feelin' it.

“Keepers said he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the powdery snow and made his way back inside quickly,” the zoo said on Instagram.

#BeiBei had his first introduction to snow today! Keepers took him outside to a small behind-the-scenes area to let him explore in a light dusting of snow for a few minutes while Mei Xiang ate her breakfast in her outdoor yard. Keepers said he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the powdery snow and made his way back inside quickly. #WeSaveSpecies

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  1. jerwin says:

    That's philly.

    This is DC-- or more precisely, Northern Virginia.

    I should point out that it's still snowing. I just left the shutter open for 10 seconds to get enough light,

  2. That was at 11 - during a lull. We got about 8 more inches. Not as bad as DC. But, having lived for quite a while in New England, I'm used to this. I'll go for a walk again in the morning. But I do have the right gear for it. And living in center city, there's likely to be some open businesses.

    And we're lucky that our power lines are under ground. Very unlikely to lose power. I've prepped fairly well for emergencies- but lack of heat would still be a major problem.

    Good luck!

  3. Our dog (a Tibetan terrier) loves snow, but the way the English climate is going he has been disappointed for years. It is supposed to reach 15C this afternoon, people were sitting outside at the café this morning. We have not had enough sub-zero weather to kill plant pests, so it's going to be another growing season of consulting my conscience on pesticides.

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