WATCH: Giant panda can’t get enough of snow at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (WFLA) — You may not like the cold weather that’s sweeping the east coast, but a giant panda at the National Zoo is thrilled!

Over the weekend, Mei Xiang was seen rolling around and somersaulting in the snow at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Her adorable acrobats were caught on video and posted online, where it has since been liked and shared thousands of times.

The zoo says giant pandas are native to the cold climate and are more active in the wintertime.

Another video was posted Sunday showing red panda Asa and giant panda Bei Bei playing around in the snow.

The zoo released a statement over the weekend saying they are working to ensure all animals and visitors are healthy and comfortable as temperatures drop.

“Most of the animals at the Zoo are selected for their ability to thrive in Washington, D.C.’s year-round climate,” the statement reads. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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