Man in panda suit issues epic snow challenge to Tian Tian

(Photo: facebook / Smithsonian National Zoo)

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WTNH) — A Maryland man has challenged one of Washington’s newest celebrities.

Jeffrey Perez dressed in his panda suit and challenged 264-pound panda Tian Tian in a video posted to Instagram Saturday. Perez is seen playfully rolling around in the snow mimicking Tian Tian. Along with the video, he posted the caption: “I challenge #tiantian to a snow battle!”

Perez told ABC News that when the snow clears, he hopes to wear his panda suit to Washington with his family to see Tian Tian in person, along with the zoo’s newest panda addition, 5-month-old Bei Bei.

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In case you missed the original video, here’s Tian Tian having a great time during the blizzard in Washington.

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