WATCH: Elephants frolic in snow at Arizona zoo

Animals

(NBC News Channel)—It’s been snowing in the desert—the desert that is Tuscon, Arizona. And for some of the city’s largest resident, it’s bringing a lot of joy.

And while most of the animals at Reid Park Zoo stayed inside their heated homes, the elephants came out to play.

A calf, named Penzi, rolled around in the slush with her sister Nandi. It was Penzi’s first snow. Zoo officials say that’s always special for a baby elephant.

Penzi played in the stream and slid in some mud—all to the delight of anyone watching.

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