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Why Do Animals Love Playing in the Snow?

24 Dec 2016, 6:31 pm

Each winter we see lots of fun videos of animals seeming to have a blast in the snow but why do they love it so much?

It seems that animals of all varieties love the snow.

Denver, CO Dog Playing in Snow

Check this out! This dog was loving the snow that fell overnight on Friday in Denver, CO. #COwx

Posted by WeatherNation on Saturday, December 17, 2016

This panda is having fun playing with his snow man.

Playful Panda at the Toronto, Canada Zoo

This snowman is no match for the playful panda.

Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, December 22, 2016

This newborn zebra is enjoying a romp in the snow that fell earlier this week in Denver.

Cody the Zebra's First Snow

Meet Cody. This little 18 day old Zebra at the Denver Zoo just happens to LOVE the snow, who knew?

Posted by WeatherNation on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

We see videos of dogs frolicking in the snow across the nation each time we see even a slight snow fall.

Ontario, Canada Dog Plays in Snow

This dog enjoyed trying to catch the snow as his owner shoveled in Ontario, Canada. – Video: joerobinetbushcraft

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, December 12, 2016



It’s fun to watch them but why do they do it? Well that’s just it! It’s FUN!

Happy Saturday! This dog certainly is having some fun.

Happy Saturday! Check out this video from #Colorado. This dog is having some fun playing in the snow.

Posted by WeatherNation on Saturday, December 10, 2016

According to scientists, animals have a need to play and its fun to play in the snow.  Animals don’t only enjoy playing, its key to their survival. Animals who play have a much greater chance of survival and reproducing than animals that don’t. Scientists even believe that the need for play in animals (including humans) is almost hard wired in the same way that we have a need for sleep.

So if you have a white Christmas this year, get out and play and let your animals enjoy a wintry romp too.

For WeatherNation- Ashleigh Costanza

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