A heart-warming clip of a panda cub who took her first tumble in the snow, clearly enjoying the new feeling, gave Americans something to smile about amid a bitter cold snap. Sixteen-month-old Bao Bao rolled down a powder-covered hill, looking like a ball of snow save for the black stripe of fur, at the National Zoo in Washington, where she was born. The cub was also seen playfully pouncing on her mother, Mei Xiang, and chewing on a snack during the winter frolic. Hundreds of Twitter users, including Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, retweeted the panda video. WATCH: Washington DC panda cub Bao Bao goes for a roll in the snow “Nothing like a little Bao Bao to brighten a dreary DC snow day,” Jarrett posted. Bao Bao - “treasure” or “precious” in Putonghua - is only the second cub to survive birth at the Smithsonian Institution’s zoo since it received a pair of giant pandas in 1972 following president Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China. While Bao Bao stole the show, the zoo tweeted that other animals were also enjoying the winter. “Our great cats, wolves and seals also played in the snow,” tweeted the facility, attaching a link to photos of lions, a tiger and seals. The snow, which delayed morning commuters across the US capital, created ideal winter play conditions for another Washington celebrity animal: Bo, the Obama dog. Official White House photographer Pete Souza tweeted a photo of the first pet standing in stark contrast against a lawn of powder in the White House Rose Garden.