Bears, huge cats and purple pandas frolicked within the deep snow at an Ohio zoo after a current storm.
The wintry scenes had been filmed at Akron Zoo, which mentioned the animals all had “a blast” within the snow.
The video reveals a snow leopard, grizzly bears, river otters, purple panda, and different animals having what seems to be plenty of enjoyable within the components.
Akron Zoo mentioned in a message accompanying the video: “Snow day! Our animals had been in a position to play in all of the snow right this moment for the primary time because the snow storm. A number of the animals had a blast!
“River otters Molly and Stratton had been having their greatest day! That is Stratton’s first expertise with snow as he moved right here final spring from Louisiana. Molly confirmed him how an otter performs within the snow.
“Crimson panda sisters Coco, Lulu and Penny had been having enjoyable enjoying and operating with one another. Grizzly bears Jackson and Cheyenne awakened lengthy sufficient for a wrestling session. Snow leopard Tai Lung didn’t actually appear to care,” the zoo mentioned.
Who doesn’t like to play within the snow? (Akron Zoo/Zenger/TMX)
“And since all of the animals ought to have an opportunity to play within the snow, the keepers introduced snow inside for the lemurs to take pleasure in!”
The zoo additionally mentioned for its followers: “We hope you’re having fun with your snow days as properly!”
The zoo dates to the early 1900s, in line with its web site, “and the reward of Perkins Park to the Metropolis of Akron for use for ‘the enjoyment of youngsters’. Two brown bears had been donated, and a facility acceptable for the period was constructed within the park.
One of many Akron Zoo’s huge cats takes to the massive snow. (Akron Zoo/Zenger/TMX)
It’s additionally enjoyable to eat the snow. (Akron Zoo/Zenger/TMX)
In 1950, a museum of pure historical past was integrated, and in 1953, the museum was expanded to incorporate the Akron Youngsters’s Zoo, a menagerie of Mom Goose themes.
“In 1980, the board of administrators finalized contractual agreements with the Metropolis of Akron and have become one of many first zoos within the nation to denationalise and grow to be a non-profit group. Mom Goose shows had been modified to extra pure displays, and animals from the Americas had been added to the gathering. The zoo’s identify was modified to the Akron Zoological Park,” the zoo’s web site states.
In 2000, the zoo mentioned, it handed its first property tax, which dedicated $8.1 million a 12 months to the zoo. The seven-year levy was renewed in 2006 and 2013.
“This help allowed the zoo to embark on a variety of capital enhancements which doubled the variety of animal displays and elevated the variety of animals within the zoo’s care by 200% over the previous 15 years,” the zoo mentioned.
Edited by Judith Isacoff and Kristen Butler