Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@moscow_zoo_official
This is the moment an adorable panda devours a tasty snowman at a chilly Russian zoo by munching on its bamboo arms and biting off its carrot nose.
Dindin the female panda was filmed eating the snowman’s body parts at Moscow Zoo in the western Russian capital and the footage has been widely shared on social media.
The video, published by the zoo’s management team, shows Dindin snacking on the snowman’s bamboo arms before munching on its carrot nose.
At the end of the footage, the female panda is seen slowly scratching away its icy head.
Many online commentators were mesmerised by the cute panda and her leisure activities.
Netizen ‘IrinaPloechinger’ said: “She is so adorable.”
‘EkaProsekova’ commented: “What a lovely panda bear.”
‘IrinaGoroshkova62’ wrote: “Such a good girl, she ate everything!”
Panda bears Dindin, 1, and Zhui, 2, arrived at Moscow Zoo in June 2019. The last time Moscow Zoo housed pandas was in 2001 as part of the city’s Beijing Culture Days event.
It has been announced that Dindin and Zhui will stay in the Russian capital for the next 15 years.
Video Credit: CEN/@MoscowZoo
A 2007 report showed that 239 pandas live in captivity in China and another 27 outside the country. As of December 2014, 49 giant pandas were recording living in captivity outside China at 18 zoos in 13 different countries.
One study estimates that there are about 1,590 individuals living in the wild while a 2006 study using DNA analysis estimated that this figure could be as high as 2,000 to 3,000.
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