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Have You Seen This? River otters frolicking in the snow

Posted January 13

Animals enjoying the snow is one of the last redeeming qualities about winter. This video of river otters at the Oregon Zoo enjoying a snow day will bring a smile to your face. (Deseret Photo)

OREGON ZOO — Animals enjoying the snow is one of the last redeeming qualities about winter.

Now that we're almost halfway through January, I was feeling ready for the snow to stop falling and the sun to come out. That was, until I saw this video. It's a well-established fact that watching an animal roll around happily in the snow will bring a smile to anyone's face. And if we keep getting more of these delightful videos, I think I'd be OK with winter lasting all year.

Earlier this week, a snowstorm passed through Portland, Oregon, that was big enough for the Oregon Zoo to close up shop for the day. And when the humans go away, the animals get to play.

Polar bears and panda bears are cute, but I think I love these weird river otters the most. Fortunately, if you watch this and then want to see more cute animals frolicking around, the zoo also made a compilation of how the other animals spent their snow day (the elephants are particularly fun to watch).

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