Say What?!: Siberian Tiger Rolls Giant Snowballs at Russian Zoo

KALININGRAD, Russia – A Russian zoo said keepers thought someone was throwing giant snowballs at an Amur tiger until the animal was seen showing off her snowman building skills.

Officials at the Kaliningrad Zoo said zookeepers thought people were throwing giant snowballs into the exhibit for the endangered Amur tiger, also known as a Siberian tiger, until the female big cat was caught on camera creating the snowballs by rolling snow in the method used by children the world over to create the base of a snowman.

“When we first saw the snowballs — including some that could be used to build snowmen — we were convinced that they were the work of zoologists who had made them to entertain the animals,” zoo spokeswoman Yekaterina Mikhailova told

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