Snowfall in parts of America may have shut down cities this weekend, but for some animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC the cold stuff has become a playground.
A small number of keepers remained at the zoo to look after animals through the recent blizzard, and have taken videos and photos of them having fun.
The media below is from the National Zoo’s Twitter account – chuck ’em a follow.
— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) January 23, 2016
“Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it.” [Click here for tweet]
“Our gray seal Selkie isn’t afraid to get her whiskers in the snow!” [Click here for tweet]
“Wilma’s head is the most insulated part of her body. The hump on her back lets her head plow thru snow.” [Click here for tweet]
“Keepers gave our elephants the choice to romp in the snow for a little bit today, and Kamala took it!” [Click here for tweet]
#Blizzard2016 doesn’t stop the red pandas! Their feet are completely covered in thick fur.” [Click here for tweet]
“It’s too cold & snowy outside for Schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys, but keepers brought the snow to them!” [Click here for tweet]
“Giant pandas have thick woolly fur coats, perfect for keeping them warm even when rolling in snow, like Tian Tian.” [Click here for tweet]