According to the Worcester Telegram, Bengal tigers and lions have been frolicking in the snow, with numerous paw prints providing evidence of the playtime. When Kya, a standard gold tiger, and her brother Taj, a white tiger, emerged from their shelter, Kya immediately stretched herself and began to roll playfully in the snow. In another enclosure, Lexi, a female lion, took one look at all of the snow, yawned, and planted herself solidly in a snowmound.
Betsy Brewer, executive director of EARTH Limited, recently toured the Massachusetts zoo and told the Worcester Telegram that lions and tigers are actually more active during the wintertime.
"The lions sleep all summer long," she said. "They are usually more active in the early morning, and evening, but sleep nearly 22 hours a day."
Not all big cats are celebrating winter, though. Mowgli, an African leopard native to rainforest and desert environments, seems annoyed by the snow and ice.
"He doesn't like the snow on his pads," Brewer explained. "He usually jumps from tree to tree."
She jokingly added: "He's a bit of a wuss."