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Video: Watch National Zoo panda Tian Tian take a bubble bath

Couldn't we all use a bubble bath at times?

The keepers at the National Zoo in Washington thought Tian Tian, a giant panda, would enjoy soaking up some fun.

Earlier this week, they set up a tub of water with nontoxic bubble bath soap. Tian Tian seemed to enjoy it.

He rubbed it on his ears, which is called scent-anointing, the zoo says.

Pandas do not bathe regularly in the wild, but when Tian Tian is in rut — meaning he's exhibiting behaviors associated with breeding season — he especially likes to play in water, the zoo said.

VIDEO: Tian Tian takes a bubble bath

Earlier this week, keepers at the National Zoo set up a tub of water so Tian Tian the panda could take a bubble bath. Tian Tian seemed to enjoy it. [Image from video]


Earlier this week, keepers at the National Zoo set up a tub of water so Tian Tian the panda could take a bubble bath. Tian Tian seemed to enjoy it. [Image from video]

Video: Watch National Zoo panda Tian Tian take a bubble bath 03/25/16 [Last modified: Friday, March 25, 2016 12:20pm]
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