When life gives you snow, do what the otters do.

Slip and slide on your belly.

While Minnesotans dug themselves out from this season’s biggest snowfall, Bobby, a North American river otter at the Minnesota Zoo, found pure joy on the slopes. Tom Ness, a supervisor at the zoo, captured the 4-year-old on the Minnesota Trail taking advantage of Wednesday morning’s fresh powder. “He kept running up and then sliding down,” said Josh Le, the zoo’s communications manager. “He also would bury his face in the snow.”

The video had been viewed more than 20,000 times two hours after it was posted to the zoo’s Facebook page. It had more than 50,000 by evening.

The post is just the latest in a series of popular photos, videos and updates by the social media-savvy zoo.

Mary Lynn Smith