Lively Giant Panda Cub Gleefully Enjoys Her Very First Time Playing in the Snow

A 16-month old giant panda named Bao Bao gleefully enjoyed her very first time playing in the snow by rolling herself down a hill, climbing trees, and pouncing on her equally playful mother Mei Xiang in the cold white stuff at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. during the season’s first snowfall.

As the year’s first blanket of snow coated the Washington, D.C. area today, giant panda Bao Bao spent much of the morning playing in it for the very first time.

Bao Bao Snow

Bao Bao and Mom

Bao Bao Climbing a Tree

Giant Pandas in the Snow

images via Smithsonian National Zoo

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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