washington national zoo in snowvia zoo twitter account

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.

“Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it.” [Click here for tweet]

gray seal selkie washington national zoo via zoo twitter account

“Our gray seal Selkie isn’t afraid to get her whiskers in the snow!” [Click here for tweet]

wilma bison washington national zoo via zoo twitter account

“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]

kamala elephant washington national zoo via zoo twitter account

“Keepers gave our elephants the choice to romp in the snow for a little bit today, and Kamala took it!” [Click here for tweet]

red panda washington national zoo via zoo twitter account

#Blizzard2016 doesn’t stop the red pandas! Their feet are completely covered in thick fur.” [Click here for tweet]

Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys washington national zoo via zoo twitter account

“It’s too cold & snowy outside for Schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys, but keepers brought the snow to them!” [Click here for tweet]

tian tian giant panda washington national zoo via zoo twitter account

“Giant pandas have thick woolly fur coats, perfect for keeping them warm even when rolling in snow, like Tian Tian.” [Click here for tweet]

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