Giant panda Tian Tian takes a bubble bath and the Internet loses it

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Panda Tian Tian Takes A Bubble Bath And Internet Loses It

For many people, a bubble bath is a relaxing experience, but for one panda, a dip in the sudsy water was all about playtime.

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute recently shared a video on Facebook showing beloved panda Tian Tian splashing around in a tub.

Rub-a-dub-dub #TianTian in a tub! Keepers provided him a tub of water with non-toxic bubble bath soap. He really soaked...

Posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Keepers added a bit of non-toxic foaming soap to the water, and the black and white bear made a grand time of it.

He rubbed the soapy stuff on his ears, wiggled his tail, and even stopped to soak for a bit.

Pandas don't typically take long baths, but personnel note that playing in water is something Tian Tian likes to do during the breeding season.

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Giant panda Tian Tian takes a bubble bath and the Internet loses it
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - JANUARY 07: Tian Tian, a giant panda, walks through the snow at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. United States on January 07, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Giant Panda Tian Tian rests after an event featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and Madame Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People's Republic of China, at the Giant Panda exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo on September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MOLLY RILEY (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: Giant male panda Tian Tian strolls around his enclosure after a press conference to announce the gender and paternity of the giant panda cub twins recently born to female panda Mei Xiang, at the zoo in Washington, D.C., Friday, August 28, 2015. Both the surviving and deceased twins are male and the father is Tian Tian. (Photo by Allison Shelley/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Giant Panda Tian Tian rests after an event featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and Madame Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People's Republic of China, at the Giant Panda exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo on September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MOLLY RILEY (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
Giant Panda Tian Tian enjoys a fruitcicle January 20, 2011 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington, DC. The snack is made with apples and pears frozen in apple juice. Tian Tian was on hand for the ceremony to sign a new loan agreement, the Giant Panda Cooperative Research and Breeding Agreement between the US and China which allows the giant pandas to remain at the zoo for five more years. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - June 1: Giant panda male, Tian Tian is seen at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park on Wednesday June 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt McClain/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Giant Panda Tian Tian is seen at the Giant Panda exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo his mate Mei Xiang rests indoors August 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Scientists at the National Zoo say Mei Xiang is experiencing hormone changes and showing increasingly obvious behavioral shifts indications that she could be pregnant. Mei Xiang has had only one successful pregnancy since 2005 when she gave birth to Tai Shan. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Giant Panda Tian Tian is seen at the Giant Panda exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo his mate Mei Xiang rests indoors August 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Scientists at the National Zoo say Mei Xiang is experiencing hormone changes and showing increasingly obvious behavioral shifts indications that she could be pregnant. Mei Xiang has had only one successful pregnancy since 2005 when she gave birth to Tai Shan. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE- This July 7, 2010 file photo shows Tian Tian, one of the National Zoo's pandas, checking out two fruit popsicles on a hot summer day at the zoo in Washington. Zoos across the country use shade, water and every conceivable form of cooling machine to help hundreds of thousands of animals, visitors and workers beat the heat every summer. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, FILE)
National Zoo's male giant panda Tian Tian sleeps on his back taking advantage of the cool summer weather, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, as he sleeps in the Panda enclosure in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Mei Xiang, left, and Tian Tian, right, the Smithsonian National Zoo's pair of giant pandas frolic in their enclosure, Tuesday, April 6, 2004, seemingly unaware the officials had declared April as "Panda Month" in Washington. Both Pandas are on a ten year loan from China. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Mei Xiang, left, and Tian Tian, right, the Smithsonian National Zoo's pair of giant pandas eat some bamboo, Tuesday, April 6, 2004, seemingly unaware the officials had declared April as "Panda Month" in Washington. The Pandas are on a ten year loan from China. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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