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Panda makes snow angels as ‘Snowzilla’ hits US

/ 07:54 AM January 24, 2016
Snow Panda

Tian Tian, an 18-year-old panda, frolics in the snow that has filled his cage at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, USA. While much of the US East Coast has shut down due to a massive blizzard, Tian Tian appeared to celebrate the blanket of deep snow it has brought. SCREENGRAB FROM SMITHSONIAN ZOO’S FACEBOOK PAGE

WASHINGTON, United States — The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is closed due to a massive blizzard some have dubbed “Snowzilla,” but a video of one of the zoo’s four pandas enjoying the snow 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.


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


Watch the video here, or at Smithsonian Zoo’s Facebook page.


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