Winter Wonderland at the Zoo

Animal keepers at the National Zoo carved some pint-sized snowmen and snowflakes for some of the smaller animals at the zoo. The result was almost kid-like.

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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Hmm, you smell good...
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
"...so good, I will eat you!" the Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine seems to be thinking.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Nice bow, dude. The Golden Lion Tamarins inspect their snowman's apparel.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Yeah, your snowman doesn't need that eye, or bow, does it?
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
The Black and Rufous Giant Elephant-Shrew (looks like a giant rat to us) checks out Frosty.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
A Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin checks out a "snowflake" made just for him.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
...and he goes in for a closer look.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
The Banded Mongoose isn't taking any flack from Frosty.
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