Watching This Giant Panda Playing in the Snow Will Melt Your Heart
This winter’s been pelting us with so much snow that most of us have gotten sick of the powder. But others, like Da Mao the giant panda at the Toronto Zoo, are loving all of the snow days.
Da Mao, the giant panda, was caught on the Toronto Zoo’s security cameras having a bit of fun in his outdoor habitat the other day. Because of the record-breaking snowfall, the Toronto Zoo had to close early on Feb. 5, 2014. We guess that when the humans are away, the giant pandas will play, because that’s exactly what Da Mao started doing.
In the video above, you can see Da Mao frolicking around, enjoying the feel of the fluffy, cool snow on his fur. He tumbles to and fro, slipping and sliding around the place and having a generally good time. But it looks like he got too into his playtime and ended up hanging off the edge of the top of small cave before falling down and landing with a soft plop in the snow. He seems a bit shocked from his fall and takes it all in for a few seconds before continuing to roll around while the snow cascades all around him. Now that’s how you enjoy a snow day.
You can watch the video above and check out the Toronto Zoo’s website for more information on Da Mao and the rest of the animals that make their home there.