Elephants enjoy the snowfall in Arizona

There is nothing weird about seeing snow in January, unless it's falling on sun-kissed expanses, including Nevada's Las Vegas and Arizona's deserts, which were transformed on Tuesday into winter wonderlands.

According to the zoo's press release, Penzi the baby elephant took the snowflakes as cue to alternate between taking a splash in the enclosure's pond and rolling in the mud. Her older sister Nandi and a few other elephants also could not resist frolicking amid the flurries.

Just days after sunny Malibu, California was blanketed with snow by an unusual winter storm, frosty flakes made their way to Nevada and Arizona - shocking for some but a welcome relief for many in the drought-plagued U.S. West.