Rub-a-dub-dub: Giant panda takes bubble bath in tiny tub (VIDEO)

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A panda decided to cool off from the heat by taking a bubble bath at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

The gigantic ball of fluff (better known as Tian Tian) was given a tub of water with non-toxic bubble bath soap by zookeepers. And by the looks of it, he had a lot of fun.

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The panda maneuvers himself bottom-first into the small tub to have a splash around.

After having a soak, Tian Tian wiggles his tail to dry off as he climbs out of the tub.

Pandas don’t regularly bathe in the wild, but since it’s breeding season, Tian Tian is in “rut,” meaning his love for water this spring is to do with his need to get some action.