At least there’s someone in Washington with a reason to feel happy.
Mei Xiang the panda, who calls D.C.’s National Zoo her home, is loving the freshly fallen snow in the U.S. capital this weekend. The zoo kindly shared a video our panda friend’s frolics and… well… it’s delightful.
Look at her rolling down that hill. Such poise. Such grace. Such floofy abandon. Truly, Mei Xiang is living her best life.
The zoo also released a statement to accompany the video, explaining how it handles different animals when the weather gets colder. It varies by animal, understandably. Some are moved to indoor housing, others have special heated locations inside their enclosures.
Pandas, the zoo notes, are more active during the winter. Since the bears hail from western China’s mountainous region, they’re used to the lower temperatures. Mei Xiang certainly seems to be loving it.
Roll on, panda friend. Roll on.