Zoo animals revel in US blizzard

Smithsonian's National Zoo has been sharing pictures and videos of its animals getting amongst the snow. Photo / Facebook, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Smithsonian's National Zoo has been sharing pictures and videos of its animals getting amongst the snow. Photo / Facebook, Smithsonian's National Zoo

A blizzard which brought much of America's East Coast to a standstill on Saturday hasn't phased a Washington zoo's inhabitants.

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has been sharing pictures and videos of its animals getting amongst the snow.

The blizzard, along with hurricane-force winds, dumped as much as 3 feet (90 centimetres) of snow on the US East Coast.

READ MORE: Blizzard shuts down Washington and New York City

Continue scrolling to enjoy the Zoo's posts.

Snow doesn't stop the red pandas! Their feet are completely covered in fur, and their thick coats keep them warm in snow and cold weather.

#Blizzard2016

Posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Since it's a little too cold and snowy outside for our Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys, our primate keepers brought the snow to them! #Blizzard2016

Posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wilma's head is the most insulated part of her body! And the hump on her back lets her use her head to plow through snow. #Blizzard2016

Posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Our elephants had the choice to go outside and explore in the snow for a little while, or stay inside the Elephant...

Posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Selkie isn't afraid to get her whiskers in the snow! Gray seals spend most of their lives in the waters of the Northern...

Posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, January 23, 2016

-nzherald.co.nz

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