January 23, 2016 11:15 pm
Updated: January 23, 2016 11:26 pm

During blizzard DC is quiet, but the zoo’s panda is out making snow angels

Tian Tian, a panda at The National Zoo in Washington D.C. seemed to enjoy the snowfall on Saturday.


WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is closed, but a video of one of the zoo’s four pandas enjoying the snow there is making a lot of people smile.

The video was posted on the zoo’s Facebook page and on Twitter on Saturday morning. It shows 18-year-old, 264-pound (120-kilogram) panda Tian Tian rolling in the snow, throwing it on himself and lying on his back almost as if he’s making a snow angel.

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The caption on the video reads: “Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it.”

By Saturday afternoon, the video had been viewed over 7.5 million times on Facebook and shared more than 440,000 times. It had been re-Tweeted about 80,000 times.

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