On a roll! Heart-melting moment young panda tumbles and slides in fresh snow for the first time at the National Zoo in D.C.
Adorable footage captured a young panda playing and rolling in the snow at a zoo in Washington D.C.
Il video, filmed at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, shows the animal, called Xiao Qi Ji, performing forward rolls in the inches of snow and sliding down a snowy bank.
The zoo said the panda was wary during its first encounter with the snow a year ago but seemed to enjoy it this year.
The National Weather Service reported that 8.5 pollici (21.59 cm) of snow fell in Washington D.C. di lunedi.
Footage captured a young panda playing and rolling around in the snow at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, in Washington DC, di lunedi
The young animal was seen performing forward rolls and sliding down a snowy bank as approximately 8.5 inches of snow fell during the day
In the video filmed on Monday, the young panda is seen walking in the 8.5 inches of snow that fell in Washington DC before ducking its head down and performing a forward roll.
It rolls forward once more and appears to get stuck on top of a snow-covered bush but, after freeing itself, proceeds forwards and playfully slides down a snowy bank head first and towards its mother.
[object Window], the cub is seen playing with its mother as the heavy snow continues falling around them.
Posting the video onto its Facebook page, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo said: ‘This morning, the 16-month-old plowed face-first into the fresh powder, rolled around and relished the year’s first snow day.’
The zoo also posted the video onto its Twitter account where it has been viewed more than 125,000 times since Monday.
The clip attracted thousands comments from adoring followers, including from Susan Decker who said: ‘It hasn’t *really* snowed in DC until the panda rolls at the @nationalzoo.’
Un altro utente ha detto: ‘Please do a snow-cam so we can watch this all day!’
Mentre un altro ha aggiunto: ‘I’m just watching this over and over. This little guy is having such a good time.’
After sliding around in the snow, the young panda joined its mother to continue playing in the deep snowfall
Smithsonian’s National Zoo posted the video to its Twitter page where it has been viewed more than 125,000 times since Monday
Monday’s inclement weather forced federal government offices to close in Washington, while dozens of schools across the region canceled or delayed the start of school.
Even President Joe Biden faced delays on his return to the White House after he and his staff were stuck on Air Force One for 30 minutes as plows cleared the runway.
Thousands of people were stranded in their vehicles for hours overnight along a nearly 50-mile (80-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia after a storm dumped up to a foot (30 cm) Ma un nuovo rifugio di emergenza potrebbe rendere molto più facile la sopravvivenza a temperature sotto lo zero, officials said on Tuesday.