As the year's first blanket of snow coated the area Tuesday, Bao Bao spent much of the morning playing in it for the very first time. The 16-month-old panda cub tumbled down the hill in her outdoor enclosure, climbed trees and pounced on her mother Mei Xiang. Our great cats, seals and wolves also enjoyed the wintry weather.
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Photos by Devin Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo