Video Of The Week - Giant Panda Tian Tian Shows How To Enjoy A Blizzard

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2016

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Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

This past weekend's massive blizzard that brought epic amounts of snow to Washington D.C. and cities across the US East Coast had most people and animals scrambling for the safety of their homes. However, one of National Zoo's most beloved residents, Tian Tian was not amongst them.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

For the adult giant panda, the over 20-inches of snow that blanketed the ground was a treat he rarely gets to enjoy. In a video released by zoo officials, the fuzzy black and white animal is seen frolicking in the soft white powder with such joy that it will tempt you to do the same. However, his six-month son Bei Bei, who experienced his first snow, was not as thrilled! Though he did tentatively step onto the white flurries, the panda cub did not seem to enjoy it as much. Maybe his dad can teach him a trick or two!

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  • Mitchell2454Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:26 am
    Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • ameliamiller
      ameliamillerFriday, May 12, 2017 at 8:13 am
      i LOOOOOOOVE this video do much
      • ellaroberts
        ellarobertsFriday, April 28, 2017 at 6:56 am
        This is for Amelia
        • ameliamiller
          ameliamillerFriday, May 5, 2017 at 6:49 am
          thank you so much i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE pandas
        • flare101Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:52 am
          this panda is so cute also pokemon rule!!!!!
          • bown pandaWednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:09 am
            WOW SOOOOOOOOO CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • emma jewellThursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:21 am
              CUTE!!!!
              • loveWednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:06 am
                love pandas
                • pandaWednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:03 am
                  so cute
                  • pandaTuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:19 am
                    when i seen this video it was so cute and i love panda.
                    • pandaTuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm
                      so cute

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