Snow Leopard, Red Pandas, Grizzly Bears Enjoy Ohio Snow Day

Red pandas, grizzly bears, snow leopards and other zoo animals played joyfully at Akron Zoo in Ohio on Tuesday, January 18, after a winter storm brought heavy snowfall to their enclosures.

“River otters, Molly and Stratton, were having their best day! This is Stratton’s first experience with snow as he moved here last spring from Louisiana. Molly showed him how an otter plays in the snow,” Akron Zoo said on Facebook.

“Red panda sisters, Coco, Lulu and Penny, were having fun playing and running with each other. Grizzly bears Jackson and Cheyenne woke up long enough for a wrestling session. Snow leopard Tai Lung didn’t really seem to care.”

The National Weather Service said up to 12 inches of snow had accumulated in Akron after the storm swept through the region on Monday, January 17.

The zoo said Tuesday was the first opportunity the animals got to play in the snow since the storm. Credit: Akron Zoo via Storyful

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