What would you do if you were walking through the woods when suddenly a big brown bear popped out of the water? Only instead of coming after you, he simply started to wave hello. Bears are far more human-like than you might think.
According to Grizzle Bay statistics, bears are actually less likely to be a psycho killer than humans. While 1 out of every 16,000 people is born a murder, only 1 grizzly bear out of every 50,000 will kill a human.
Known as a predatory animal, bears are not just looking to hunt and kill. With over 750,000 black bears living in North America, only one person is killed by bear per year. Not only do bears act human-like, but they also clearly have a sensitive side.
The thought of seeing a bear face-to-face might spark fear, but in reality bears and humans can live cohesively. In fact, at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park, bears and humans share the beach and surrounding trails every day without problems.
The following 32 hilariously adorable photos show a whole new side of bears caught doing human things. There’s one thing for certain, bears have some show-stopping dance moves!
“Yo, could we get some help around here or what?”
“Now where did I put that again?”
“Weee!” This baby Panda Bear knows how to have some fun.
“Hey Marsha…is dinner almost done?”
Bears might be big but they are incredibly fast! This bear is plain-exhasted after clocking speeds up to 30 miles per hour.
Wondering why this polar bear has a blue tongue? Polar bears are specially made to stay warm in the coldest parts of the planet, including their dark-colored tongue which helps to keep the heat in. Polar Bears also have black skin to keep warmer, but you don’t see this with all of their white fur.
“Finally, my very own jet ski!”
“What was I thinking–I had WAY too much seal last night!”
“Don’t you worry, I know just how to fix this!”
And this bear just might, after all bears are very smart. Polar bears in particular, are just as smart as apes. One sign of their intelligence is that they often set up traps to catch their food (seals), which is much more advanced than hunting only by foot. Scientists that regularly observe polar bears have also seen them use materials, such as plastic pipes, to create elaborate games played amongst one another.
Pondering on life as he knows it.
“Ugh, are they ever going to get me a bigger pool with more water?”
A little game of hide-and-go-seek to help pass the time.
“I don’t know what to do–I’ve got a TOTAL stage-5-clinger on my hands!”
“Now that’s a view you can really appreciate…someone going to start up that BBQ soon?”
Pandas that play together, stay together!
Practicing for an upcoming performance, clearly this big dude is the leading act.
One man’s junk is another bear’s treasure.
“Oh wow, what a lovely read! Can’t wait to share this with Nancy later…”
“Now you listen to me little cub…”
School is out for summer!
“Let’s go catch some seal, but first, let me take a selfie!”
“Hey fellas, y’all need some help?”
This Romanian bear truly thinks he is one of the humans.
“Did someone say seal on sale?!”
Yoga is so popular, even the bears are doing it. If that’s not peer pressure I don’t know what is.
“I can climb any tree better than you…”
“What are you looking at? Get your own fish!”
“I just LOVE my new manicure!”
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