Playful giant pandas enjoy first snowfall in China

Posted at 11:25 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 11:25:57-05

These giant pandas seemed excited by the first round of snowfall in northwest China.

They were seen playing around in their snow-covered enclosure Saturday.

The panda house was hit with heavy snowfall, which also battered many other parts of the region Friday night.

The four-year-old pandas were excited to see the snow having previously been held at the much warmer Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China until June of last year.

Though it's not the first time the pandas have seen snow, they still seem thrilled by the unusual appearance of their surroundings as they frolicked around on the snowy ground.

With more frigid temperatures setting in, keepers have sought to reassure panda lovers that the cheeky pair will be kept warm and comfortable at their cozy panda facilities during the winter months.