Pandas have a snow day with 16-tonnes of it in San Diego!

While the California city kept its mild weather, the panda family at San Diego Zoo received more than 16-tonnes of snow.

Pandas at the San Diego Zoo got a special treat when donors brought in a snow machine.

Pandas at the San Diego Zoo got a special treat when donors brought in a snow machine. Image by San Diego Zoo

The zoo had snow blown into the panda exhibit as an “enrichment item”, a donation to keep the animals stimulated and to show off their natural behaviours, according to NBC San Diego.

Donors can give funds to the zoo's “animal wish list” which provides different gifts to the animals, like the weekend's snow.

Pandas at the San Diego Zoo got to enjoy some snow.

Pandas at the San Diego Zoo got to enjoy some snow. Image by San Diego Zoo

The panda family in San Diego is comprised of mother Bai Yun, father Gao Gao and their son Xiao Liwu.

Amusing footage of the pandas enjoying their present was posted to YouTube and Vine, with some video of a panda sliding and falling.

Watch the YouTube video here.

Watch the Vine video here.

Watch the zoo’s live-streaming panda cams here.

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