It's time to bear down and experience some seriously funny bear posts.
Sure, most of them are unbearable, but isn't that the point?
Amazing shots of wild animals in the Canadian Rockies by Simone Heinrich, a gifted self-taught photographer, adventurer, and nature lover who was born in Germany and came to Canada in 2003. Simone fell in love with the Canadian Rockies, its beautiful scenery and wonderful wildlife. She focuses mainly on wildlife, nature, and animal photography. Check out her Instagram page for more.
It's Wild Out There!
As humans continue to take up more and more space, bears encounters are becoming more common, with the animals venturing out of the woods into more civilized areas, often in search of an easy food source — like a dumpster or snacks left behind by campers. But the summer of 2019 was extraordinary as the big, furry creatures have spent it crashing weddings, making pit stops at hotel bathrooms and other shenanigans, all over the US, as mapped in the map below.
If you can't beat 'em -- join 'em! Or something along those lines...
Meet Ibrahim Sedef, an agricultural engineer, living in Trabzon, Turkey. Sedef works in beekeeping, and has been having a problem lately protecting that precious and delicious honey from all the bears in his area. Through various different attempts, the bears kept finding ways to reach the hives. It seemed like there was nothing he could do to protect the hives from the lickerish bears... until he came up with a creative way to make the best out of this situation.
Turn the bears into test tasters.
Story via DHA
Jeff Watson from Indiana has been a bear handler for 29 years now. He got his two bears as cubs 7 years ago by tourist attraction in Georgia that aws going out of business. The two bears, Bob and Screech, live with him as family memebers and also form part of his educational presentations where he teaches people how to co-exist more safely with the grizzlies. You can follow Jeff on his FB page.
Sloth bears are irresistibly adorable and can melt your heart at a glance. Their name is quite misleading though, as sloth bears are not related to sloths and are not slow moving; they can, in fact, run faster than humans. The shaggy-coated bear is native to India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Mostly snorting and grunting, the reclusive sloth bears wander alone at night in search of insects, fresh fruits, and termites. When it comes to sloth bears, we are hugely unfamiliar with the species and the threats faced by these animals. Take a quick look at the images below and try to stop yourself from saying "aww" out loud! Via: One Green Planet
Brown bears gain weight in the summer to help their survival in the winter so the Katmai National Park in Alaska is celebrating "Fat Bear Week" during which bears who've reappeared at the end of summer carrying a lot more weight. Shaming at its best ;)