Pandas aren't big on bathing while they're in their natural environment, but that didn't didn't stop Tian Tian from having some bathtime fun at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Keepers provided Tian Tian with a tub of water filled with nontoxic bubble bath soap, and as the video shows, the panda had a fun time playing and washing himself. According to the zoo's YouTube channel, Tian Tian especially likes the water when "he's exhibiting behaviors associated with breeding season." Maybe pandas like to clean up before dates, too!
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