Snow Leopard Playing in the Snow in Ohio

Posted on February 13, 2010  Comments (8)

Snow leopard playing in the snow in ohioPhoto by Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal

While many people were getting tired of the massive snowfall over the last week others are having fun, including some animals having Snow fun at the Akron Zoo

Shanti, a 1-year-old snow leopard that took up residence at the Akron Zoo last fall, thinks the snowfall and subfreezing temperatures are great fun, said David Barnhardt, director of marketing and guest services.

”It may be one of her first snowfalls,” Barnhardt said of the youngster that came to the zoo from The Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, Mich. ”She’s literally doing back flips,” he said.

Also taking advantage of the snow and a respite from zoo visitors were red pandas, who thoroughly enjoyed playing outside, Barnhardt said.

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My furnace chose the start of this snowfall, to break so I am surviving a few days without central heating. Doing so reminds me of the conveniences I take for granted – like being warm in the winter. It also makes me think that it would be nice to have fur like a snow leopard for a few days.

8 Responses to “Snow Leopard Playing in the Snow in Ohio”

  1. john
    February 15th, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    Recent massive snowfall in USA gave a great opportunity to Snow Leopard to play nin such a way. Isn’t it?

  2. Tom
    February 19th, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    Haha that video is great! It’s amazing how much life they can give the cat with just black and white line drawings.

  3. Murphy
    February 19th, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    I love these cat videos!

  4. Leo Wattit
    February 22nd, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    it’s so cute I love this video

  5. jacobandreas
    February 23rd, 2010 @ 3:12 am

    That leopard like a character in Kunfu panda is great action.

  6. Sem
    February 27th, 2010 @ 5:33 am

    Haha that video is great! It”™s amazing how much life they can give the cat with just black and white line drawings.

  7. Mike Rizzo
    March 6th, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    Too funny. Thanks for the laugh.
    Animals are the best Regards Riz.

  8. Johor Bahru Zoo | Living in Malaysia
    December 26th, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    I can understand people feeling bad for the animals at the Johor Zoo. I also can believe kids may well very much enjoy it (many were as I was there)…

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