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February 9, 2012 9:48 AM   Subscribe

A baby bear and a baby wolf playing with one another. That is all.
posted by mightygodking (63 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
I thought I had braced myself sufficiently for weapons-grade cuteness BUT I WAS WRONG AND NOW I AM SHRIEKING INTO MY FISTS OMG.
posted by elizardbits at 9:50 AM on February 9, 2012 [28 favorites]


Damn, nature, you cute!
posted by dammitjim at 9:51 AM on February 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


Dear God.
posted by saladin at 9:55 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I want to know more about them now. That picture at :32 -:36 is awesome. Like 2 kids playing and their mom catches them and says "smile" right before they jump back in to wrestling.
posted by Tavern at 10:00 AM on February 9, 2012


I AM SHRIEKING INTO MY FISTS OMG.

Is it weird that I clicked this link, started watching it, then halfway through thought "I bet elizardbits has commented on this already"?
posted by nathancaswell at 10:02 AM on February 9, 2012 [10 favorites]


The fact that I am not in that room at that time is the clear evidence that I've wasted my life.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:03 AM on February 9, 2012 [15 favorites]


Yes, shriker-at-fists elizardbits is awesome and the Mefite I steal most jokes from.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:05 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


According to the comments on there, they're trying to get current video of the 6-year-olds playing. This is awesome.
posted by inigo2 at 10:06 AM on February 9, 2012


Needs a baby lion.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:06 AM on February 9, 2012


i am so predictable
posted by elizardbits at 10:13 AM on February 9, 2012


The fact that I am not in that room at that time is the clear evidence that I've wasted my life.

Me too.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:18 AM on February 9, 2012


That picture at :32 -:36 is awesome. Like 2 kids playing and their mom catches them and says "smile" right before they jump back in to wrestling.

Yep, that's the impression you get, and then you realize that big toothy grin belongs to a wolf who is wrestling a grizzly bear. The mixture of "family-photo cute" and "OMG scary dangerous animals" makes for a pretty amazing effect.
posted by Avelwood at 10:27 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I (temporarily) died of cute, right here in my office.

I also thought that perhaps teaching a grizzly cub that a human hand is a toy is not the greatest idea ever. And I loved how the domestic dog was all "I'm outta here."
posted by rtha at 10:28 AM on February 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


"I mean you're not squeeing. Why is that, Pendragon Leon?"
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 10:28 AM on February 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


Bears always look like they want me to hug them.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:31 AM on February 9, 2012


I misread that as "A baby bear and a baby wolf playing golf with one another."
posted by Nomyte at 10:34 AM on February 9, 2012 [8 favorites]


Count me in the "i've wasted my life" boat.
posted by gagglezoomer at 10:36 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


After this they adorably romped a path of merciless vengeance through the Tokugawa Shogunate against the Yagyu clan.
posted by Smedleyman at 10:40 AM on February 9, 2012 [27 favorites]


Count me in the "i've wasted my life" boat.

+1. Made even worse by the fact that this happened at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, like two miles from where I live.

This also seems like a good time to bring up my girlfriend's awesome idea for a project that Science should take on: Could we create an animal that is to bears as house cats are to jungle cats? Little kitteh-sized bears that we could keep as pets? Get on that, Science.
posted by jsr1138 at 10:43 AM on February 9, 2012 [36 favorites]


lol... "Watch the cow." casually stated at 1:09 or so kinda made the video...
posted by RolandOfEld at 10:47 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Little kitteh-sized bears that we could keep as pets?

I want this too!
posted by orme at 10:48 AM on February 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


This also seems like a good time to bring up my girlfriend's awesome idea for a project that Science should take on: Could we create an animal that is to bears as house cats are to jungle cats? Little kitteh-sized bears that we could keep as pets? Get on that, Science.

I would like to reserve one right now pleaseandthankyou.
posted by altopower at 10:48 AM on February 9, 2012


I loved the YouTube comments

I'd give my left nut just to play with a baby bear.

After watching this video I had to punch through a wall to regain my manliness.

posted by stormpooper at 10:52 AM on February 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Baby pot-bellied pig plays with pug.
posted by Nomyte at 10:56 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


If Thomas Hobbes had seen this, we'd all be bandying about the quotation, "Life is nasty, brutish, and so goddamned cute!"
posted by perhapses at 10:57 AM on February 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


I love the dog that shows up around 1:03. All I can imagine is,

"Well, this shit is just not right." or

"YOU GUYS! Not supposed to be PLAYING! (can I play?)"
posted by yerfatma at 10:58 AM on February 9, 2012 [9 favorites]


It is really quite amazing that they still tolerate one another as adults.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:59 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why don't I get to play with wolves and bears? I want to PLAY!!
posted by blurker at 11:09 AM on February 9, 2012


(Gandalf voice)

It is here, upon the scorched and barren alkali plain that this final battle shall unfold
posted by Senor Cardgage at 11:10 AM on February 9, 2012


I don't want to see the video when the now-grown wolf and bear realise that their owners are made of dinner.
posted by scruss at 11:18 AM on February 9, 2012


+1. Made even worse by the fact that this happened at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, like two miles from where I live.

I thought that, too, except the tags on the video itself tipped me off that it is actually a different Woodland Zoo (Farmington, PA). I used to live literally three blocks from the Woodland Zoo in Seattle, so I thought that I would have to count myself in the "wasting my life" camp. Now I can safely say that I am merely "missing out on a lot of cool stuff".
posted by mysterpigg at 11:34 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Okay, I want a baby grizzly bear. What could go wrong?
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:37 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't want to see the video when the now-grown wolf and bear realise that their owners are made of dinner.
posted by scruss at 2:18 PM on February 9 [+] [!]

Is it wrong that I do?
posted by msali at 11:46 AM on February 9, 2012


Cute? Yes, but I still would rather have a camel.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 11:52 AM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is an interesting in light of the recent post on "self-domesticated" Bonobos and the relation to the more juvenile-looking Silver Foxes of Russia, and other studies on animals learning to be social instead of combative.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:55 AM on February 9, 2012


Interesting, and ADORABLE.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:55 AM on February 9, 2012


I don't want to see the video when the now-grown wolf and bear realise that their owners are made of dinner.

No, you really don't. See also: Timothy Treadwell. Only audio but apparently quite horrific. This video is cute. But grizzly bears are dangerous. Do not play with grizzly bears.
posted by Justinian at 12:04 PM on February 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


I really liked the floor-pattern.
posted by KMB at 12:09 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


0th level grizzly bears are adorable before they get that first hit die, improved grab, and a ridiculous grapple check.
posted by bl1nk at 12:13 PM on February 9, 2012 [7 favorites]


WHY AM I NEVER IN THE GODDAMNED GIFT SHOP WHEN THE BABY WOLVES AND BEARS GET TO PLAY?!

Life = wasted
posted by Space Kitty at 12:14 PM on February 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


They're not playing because it's fun. They're practicing how to murder all the humans.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:15 PM on February 9, 2012 [8 favorites]


the tags on the video itself tipped me off that it is actually a different Woodland Zoo (Farmington, PA)

And apparently that zoo is now closed. Where is Matt Damon to save the day???
posted by inigo2 at 12:17 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bears always look like they want me to hug them.

Yes, they want you to hug them. Come closer so you can get a ... hug. Closer. Still closer. There you go...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:19 PM on February 9, 2012


They're practicing how to murder all the humans.

QFT. I saw The Grey. Those wolves kicked those human's asses all over Alaska.
posted by nathancaswell at 12:41 PM on February 9, 2012


This is just what I needed today!
posted by Maisie at 12:42 PM on February 9, 2012


Fingers crossed no Zanesville, Ohio sheriff's deputies come across this little scene of joy.
posted by tumid dahlia at 1:32 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Damn, nature, you cute!
posted by dammitjim at 5:51 PM on February 9


I won't be that guy. Not today, anyway.
posted by Decani at 1:41 PM on February 9, 2012


"LOL bear imma bite your head"
"dude NO WAY check it out Im a BIPED now RAR"
posted by lekvar at 1:47 PM on February 9, 2012 [7 favorites]


They're not playing because it's fun. They're practicing how to murder all the humans.

That's a very limited view of fun.
posted by clarknova at 2:03 PM on February 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm on board with all the other "Let's breed us some tiny bears" folks, even before I got to the comments here. I was all, "Why didn't people breed tiny bears as pets? Oh, right, because they'd have had to selectively breed FUCKIN' BEARS, that's why."
Still want 'em.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 2:07 PM on February 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is that not basically a dog though?
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:08 PM on February 9, 2012


More importantly...
posted by stormpooper at 2:12 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Oh, right, because they'd have had to selectively breed FUCKIN' BEARS, that's why."

Well of course they would have to be "fuckin' bears", you don't get any baby bears if they aren't....... aren't "fuckin'" that is.
posted by HuronBob at 2:43 PM on February 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


If I had a tiny housebear I would make it some armor out of tinfoil and make it play Golden Compass with me.
posted by Think_Long at 2:58 PM on February 9, 2012 [13 favorites]


Here they are playing again, a bit bigger.

(the lady's casual commentary about how the leopard 'went for her throat' is good too)
posted by HopperFan at 2:58 PM on February 9, 2012


And the wolf watches while his bear friend makes out with a 'Watusi calf' - the cuteness never stops.
posted by HopperFan at 3:02 PM on February 9, 2012


You might think it's cute, but don't get between 'em.


KBN, my floor looks like that without a pattern.
border collies + cats + mud = bleah
posted by BlueHorse at 3:16 PM on February 9, 2012


I bet ancient peoples would have done the work of domesticating bears if they'd had unwanted rivers running through their granaries, with tiny spawning salmon leaping upstream. That is the history we need to correct, to get our housebears.
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:35 PM on February 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


Metafilter has made my day with "housebear"
posted by sweetmarie at 7:27 PM on February 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


These are the forebears, hence shall come the housebears.
posted by benzenedream at 10:24 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bears always look like they want me to hug them.

Yeah, well, so do deathclaws.
posted by Ritchie at 2:57 AM on February 10, 2012


Zooborns, incidentally, has been knocking it out of the park lately, partly because it is a few months after polar bear cubbing, but, representing the wolf side of the cute, these dingo puppies are pretty much the awesomeness.
posted by running order squabble fest at 4:09 AM on February 10, 2012


Dog adopts six wild boar piglets
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