Playful elephants lovingly react to seeing snow for the first time at the Oregon Zoo

Funny reactions of mischievous elephants when seeing snow for the first time at the Oregon Zoo

Elephant enjoys snow at the Oregon Zoo | CNN

Oregon Zoo is known for its diverse collection of animals, including a group of Asian elephants. Recently, these playful creatures had the opportunity to witness a rare sight – snowfall. Their reactions to the white, fluffy substance were nothing short of adorable.

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At first, the elephants were hesitant to approach the snow. They cautiously poked the cold substance with their trunks, unsure of what to make of it. But as they grew more comfortable, they began to playfully roll around in the snow, kicking it up with their large feet.

www.zoo-wuppertal.net - Elefanten im Schnee

www.zoo-wuppertal.net - Elefanten im Schnee

Elefanten im Schnee im Zoo Wuppertal im Januar 2009 (Foto Barbara Scheer)

One particularly mischievous elephant, Samudra, even used the snow to play a game of catch with his keepers. He would pick up a snowball in his trunk and toss it towards his caretakers, who would toss it back to him. The game continued until Samudra grew tired and decided to rest in the snow, creating his own little elephant-shaped imprint.

Elefanten im Schnee im Zoologischen Garten Wuppertal im Januar 2009 (Foto Barbara Scheer)

Elefanten im Schnee im Wuppertaler Zoo im Januar 2009 (Foto Barbara Scheer)

Elefanten im Schnee im Zoo Wuppertal im Januar 2009 (Foto Barbara Scheer)

Elefanten im Schnee im Zoo Wuppertal im Januar 2009 (Foto Barbara Scheer)

The elephants’ reactions to the snow were a joy to watch, and it was heartwarming to see these normally stoic animals let loose and have fun. Oregon Zoo staff plan to continue to provide enriching experiences for their animal residents, and we can’t wait to see what other adventures these mischievous elephants get up to next.

Watch: Oregon Zoo animals — even an elephant — frolic in Portland snow |  The Seattle Times

Elefanten im Schnee im Zoo Wuppertal im Januar 2009 (Foto Barbara Scheer)

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