National Zoo's Giant Panda Tian Tian Is Really Enjoying the Snow

You do you, Tian Tian.

ByMargaret Chadbourn
January 23, 2016, 12:28 PM

— -- As a severe winter storm pummeled Washington, D.C., keeping most indoors, one of the city's beloved residents spent time playing outside and enjoying the snow.

The National Zoo posted video and photos Saturday of its giant panda Tian Tian, an adult male, rolling around in the fresh powder and making what looked to be snow angels.

The 264-pound panda -- whose name means "more and more" -- is also seen throwing snow, rolling down a snow-covered hill, appearing to be having the time of his life.

Not all the pandas were enjoying the storm as much. Bei Bei, born in August, was more cautious, the zoo said.

"Keepers said he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the powdery snow and made his way back inside quickly," the zoo posted on Instagram.

PHOTO: The Smithsonian Zoo posted this photo on Instagram with the caption, "BeiBei had his first introduction to snow today! He wasn't quite sure what to make of the powdery snow and made his way back inside quickly," on Jan. 21, 2016 in Washington.
The Smithsonian Zoo posted this photo on Instagram with the caption, "BeiBei had his first introduction to snow today! Keepers took him outside to a small behind-the-scenes area to let him explore in a light dusting of snow for a few minutes while Mei Xiang ate her breakfast in her outdoor yard. Keepers said he wasn't quite sure what to make of the powdery snow and made his way back inside quickly," on Jan. 21, 2016 in Washington.
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The zoo is closed through Sunday due to the weather.

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