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Tian Tian the panda enjoys snow day at Washington DC's National Zoo

Someone's bear-y happy about Winter Storm Jonas.

Tian Tian, a giant panda at Washington D.C.’s National Zoo, stepped outside Saturday morning like much of the East Coast to see a coat of snow on the ground.

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Footage posted to the National Zoo’s Facebook page shows Tian Tian rolling around in the snow like a kid on Christmas morning (though in truth the giant panda is 18 years old).

Pandas, who naturally populate the mountains of central China, are biologically designed for winter weather.

"Giant pandas have thick woolly fur coats, perfect for keeping them warm even when rolling in snow, like Tian Tian," the Zoo said in a tweet.

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But since blizzards like this one are rare in mild Washington, D.C., they can give the animals a bewildering thrill.

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Tian Tian is a natural in the snow, licking the fresh powder from his toes and appearing to make a snow angel.

Blizzard warnings are still in effect in DC, where snowfalls are expected to reach 24 to 28 inches by Sunday. In New York City and Long Island, Governor Cuomo announced that all roads are to close at 2:30 p.m. and above-ground trains will stop running at 4 p.m.

Tian Tian, we expect a very impressive snowman — er, snowbear — by then.

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