SAN DIEGO (KRON) — The polar bears at the San Diego Zoo were thrilled when their exhibit was turned into a winter wonderland.
The polar bears enjoyed nearly 26 tons of white snow that blanketed their exhibit, according to zoo officials.
“This was a special day for the polar bears, and I could tell they really loved it,” said Susan Purtell, senior keeper, San Diego Zoo. “It was great seeing them roll around in the snow, showcasing their natural behaviors.”
Watch the adorable video above to see them roll around and wrestle each other in the fresh powder.
Animal care staff also scattered yams, carrots, melons and beef femur bones throughout the exhibit as added enrichment, which is important to stimulate the bears natural behaviors.
This surprise snowy enrichment was made possible by donors who contributed to the animal care wish list on the San Diego Zoo website.