Video shows tiger beating the heat at Colorado zoo

Ivan, an Amur tiger, took a dip in the tiger pool Sunday.

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The 16-second video shows the tiger splash and swim around, tackling what looks like a barrel.

The big cats, known to enjoy the water, face a high risk of extinction in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Watch the video below:

#SundayFunday Ivan is staying cool with a dip in the tiger pool. How are you beating the heat this summer? #AmurTiger #FunInTheSun #Zooper

Posted by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Sunday, July 10, 2016

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