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Pandas in the snow at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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Humans aren’t the only ones who love sliding in the fresh snow. Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC made the most of their snow day by sliding down the snow-covered hill while upsidedown, and tumbling across the snow over and over again. From National Geographic in 2015:

“This is [giant pandas’] favorite time of year,” [National Zoo senior scientist Don Moore] said. “They’ve got a big fat layer, a big, hairy coat—they’re adapted to this kind of weather condition” in their natural home, the frigid mountains of central China.

pandas sliding in the snow at the zoo
Here’s another delightful video of playful pandas in the snow from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in 2019:


And here’s Bei Bei in this 2018 video:

bei bei in the snow

Finally, here’s young Bao Bao in the snow in 2015. The sixteen month-old panda cub enjoyed a lot of tumbling.


Next, watch pandas on slides and more animals in the snow:
• Earth’s magnetic field helps foxes target mice in the snow
• Polar Bear Handstand
• Emperor Penguins keep warm in an ever-shifting huddle
The Best Bloopers from Penguins – Spy in the Huddle
• Jigokudani Yaen-koen: Snow Monkeys (Japanese macaques)

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