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The first snow of the year coated the Washington, D.C. area on Tuesday.  The Smithsonian National Zoo was closed today due to the weather.

But, this white blanket of weather didn’t stop the animals from making it fun play area, especially the new addition to family, a 16-month-old, giant panda.

This panda cub spent most of the morning playing in the snow for the very first time.

She was caught on the video above by the National Zoo.

Bao Bao as they call her, tumbled down the hill in her outdoor enclosure, climbed trees and pounced on her mother Mei Xiang.

According to the National Zoo, giant pandas live in mountainous bamboo forests in China.

She must have felt right at home, because during the winter these forests can be very cold and snowy.

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