Zoo keepers at Toronto Zoo thought they’d have a bit of fun after the recent heavy snowfall in the city by building their resident panda, Da Mao, a huge snowman for company.
But far from being a friend for him to play with, he started fighting with it – and it was all sneakily caught on camera.
Going over to investigate his new mate, Da Mao starts scratching the snowman furiously before clambering on top and standing on its head.
The only problem with this is that pandas are quite heavy, so naturally the head comes tumbling off – and smacks him in the face on the way down.
Embarrassed, he launches another attack and then climbs back up on to the body of the snowman, before doing a backflip off it and flopping to the ground.
Snowman 2 – Panda 0.
The enchanting footage has proved very popular with YouTubers, with some saying it’s a lesson in never giving up.
One wrote: “Best video in YouTube 2016 rofl (rolling on floor laughing)”
Another commented: “Awww! So precious! I wish I could play with him.”