By this point in the winter season, you may be a little sick of snow. After being cooped up for so long, it’s understandable that the sight of the white stuff would have you clamoring to hop the next flight to a tropical island.
If you need a little reminder of just how magical snow can be, the otters at the Vancouver Aquarium are happy to show you. These adorable critters enjoyed a snow day recently, and they look like they couldn’t be having more fun if they tried. They happily roll around in the fluffy snow and even make snowballs! One munches on it as if it’s a tasty frozen treat.
Otters are some of the few animals that can use their paws as tools. In addition to eating with their paws, they can even hold paws with their friends, which is known as rafting. That just may be the most precious thing in the entire world.
According to the aquarium trainers, the otters in the video were enjoying what is known as an enrichment session, designed to give the rescued animals an opportunity to bond with their trainers as well as each other.
Watch these little guys go to town in a winter wonderland in the video posted to Facebook by the aquarium:
The video, titled “Otter Snow Day at Vancouver Aquarium,” quickly caught on and now has more than 306,000 views since it was posted last week.
“Snow day, snow problem,” reads the video’s caption. “Tanu, Katmai, Mak, Kunik Hardy and Rialto show us how a snow day otter be celebrated.”
People just can’t get enough of these adorable otters having the time of their lives in the snow. The video has also racked up more than 3,000 likes and reactions, more than 3,000 shares and more than 1,000 comments.
Too cute! We can’t wait to see what these otters get up to next.