Tian Tian the Panda Revels in Snow in Blizzard-Inundated Washington

Pandas in the Snow
In this file photo from a winter storm last January, the pandas at Smithsonian's National Zoo enjoy a dusting of snow in Washington, D.C. This time, though, there's a lot more snow (and fun) to go around. Devin Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo/Reuters

Pandas, unlike people, are practically made for blizzard conditions. While the human residents of Washington, D.C., sheathed in down coats, scrambled to stock up on pantry items, the giant pandas at the National Zoo were living their best life.

Tian Tian, the zoo's adult male panda, rolled around in the approximately two feet of snow that blanketed D.C. this morning.

Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it. 🐼🌨 #blizzard2016 pic.twitter.com/GrhI9t1u7j

— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) January 23, 2016

Bei Bei, a young panda just born this past August, was a little more apprehensive. He "wasn't quite sure what to make of the powdery snow and made his way back inside quickly," according to the zoo on Instagram.

Giant pandas have thick woolly fur coats, perfect for keeping them warm even when rolling in snow, like Tian Tian. pic.twitter.com/nD8oHhYses

— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) January 22, 2016