Somali wild asses at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, had a jaunty frolic in the snow, video posted by the zoo on January 26 shows.
“Somali wild asses are not used to cold weather, and our two girls always have the option to stay inside, but they have gotten used to Wisconsin winters and enjoy running around in fresh snow!” the zoo said on Facebook, noting that snow is very rare in the asses’ native home of eastern Africa.
According to the zoo, fewer than 1,000 Somali wild asses are left in the wild, making them critically endangered. The biggest threats to the species are hunting and habitat destruction. Credit: Henry Vilas Zoo via Storyful