Snow Day Elephant

The Oregon Zoo closed up shop for visitors on Wednesday and Thursday due to a snow storm, but dedicated zoo workers still made it to work to care for the animals, and to capture some delightful footage of the animals playing in the snow.


The Oregon Zoo posted the snow-day video on Wednesday. It starts off with a polar bear named Nora. The large mammal rolls around in the piles of white fluffy snow with abandon. Otters and harbor seals are similarly thrilled with the cool temperatures as they get their meals.

The highlight of the video comes near the end when an Asian elephant steps outside and into the cold powder. Samudra the Asian elephant was a little unsure of the icy ground covering, gingerly stepping into the unknown.

But the eight-year-old soon got over it, and began gleefully frolicking in the snow like a human eight-year-old. He even tried to make a snowball with his trunk.

The zoo keeper also shot some otters playing around in the snow, with one of the little cuties getting the icy flecks stuck in its whiskers like a big white beard.

Check out the video below:

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