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Playful Polar Bear at Brookfield Zoo

Spent the day at the Brookfield Zoo and was lucky enough to catch a resident polar bear inventing games for himself and doubly lucky my fiancee brought a video cam.

Polar Bear Takes a Dive

Polar Bear Tossing Around His Toy

More below the fold

Polar Bear Balances Toy on Nose and Paw

Comments

  1. #1 Homie Bear
    June 16, 2008

    Jump jump!

  2. #2 Fox1
    June 16, 2008

    Man, I never get to see the bears at the Minnesota Zoo do anything but practice their napping technique. The Tigers, too, for that matter.

  3. #3 Theodosia
    June 16, 2008

    Made maybe a little less cute by my suspicion that the bear is pretending that it’s a baby seal it’s tossing around. :-)

  4. #4 Fox1
    June 16, 2008

    Theodosia: Made maybe a little less cute by my suspicion that the bear is pretending that it’s a baby seal it’s tossing around. :-)

    Wait, now I’m confused, I thought that WAS the cute part.

  5. #5 booge
    June 16, 2008

    I just can’t get over the feeling when I’m at the zoo it’s animal jail. Maybe some of those polar bears should be doing hard time–I don’t know. Now for dogs like Lady, I’m for harm reduction, personally. Toad users/abusers aren’t hurting anyone.

  6. #6 Ed Yong
    June 17, 2008

    On a more sombre note, David Attenborough once told me that he feels that polar bears really shouldn’t be kept in zoos. Apparently, they have a very high probability of going deranged.

  7. #7 Dave Hone
    June 18, 2008

    Well, if you want to keep them entertained, you can offer them pseudo seals like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDWseAzC3vc

  8. #8 Zelly
    June 18, 2008

    In last video, where it climbs out, I was vividly reminded of a very large man I saw climing out of a swimming pool last week.

  9. #9 zay?flama shop
    June 21, 2008

    On a more sombre note, David Attenborough once told me that he feels that polar bears really shouldn’t be kept in zoos. Apparently, they have a very high probability of going deranged.

  10. #10 ADSL Ba?vuru
    June 21, 2008

    Wait, now I’m confused, I thought that WAS the cute part.

  11. #11 Helena
    June 17, 2009

    Well, if you want to keep them entertained, you can offer them pseudo seals like this:

    http://www.flort.net/

  12. #12 ikariam
    June 18, 2009

    good sharing, thank you.

  13. #13 sevişme
    June 18, 2009

    Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (“I miss those kisses from your honeycomb, This humble bumble bee just wants to fly back home”), Cindy, Cindy (“I wrote it in a letter, carved it on a tree, Told it to a honeycomb, told it to a bee), and In Your Arms (“Just like a bee in a honeycomb, I’m gonna make myself right at home, In your arms, In your arms).