WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is closed, but a video of one of the zoo’s four pandas enjoying the snow there is making a lot of people smile.
The video was posted on the zoo’s Facebook page and on Twitter on Saturday morning. It shows 18-year-old, 264-pound panda Tian Tian rolling in the snow, throwing it on himself and lying on his back almost as if he’s making a snow angel. The caption on the video reads: “Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it.”
By noon Saturday, the video had been viewed 1.7 million times on Facebook and shared more than 135,000 times. It had been re-Tweeted more than 56,000 times.