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Let's get moving! See the great Siberian bear dancing

By The Siberian Times reporter
23 January 2015

Russian Himalayan bear does his version of Baloo in The Jungle Book.

'What we saw proved that we live side by side with beautiful and very artistic animals'. Picture: Land of the Leopard National Park

The amazing bare necessities dance was caught on a 'video trap' in the 'Land of the Leopard' national park in the Primorsky region in eastern Russia. 

Anna Vitkalova, chief of the park's science department said: 'A new set of 'video traps' brought a lot of joy when we sat together to watch the images they caught, and not only because they were scientifically valuable. What we saw proved that we live side by side with beautiful and very artistic animals. 

'We have one particular birch tree used by bears to mark their territory. It is part of their social network. Each bear tries to show to others that he is the biggest and the strongest by scratching his body against the tree trunk and leaving his fur that others will smell. 

'We watched several videos of bears coming here and scratching their backs against that particular tree. But the final one was like a special prize for us all. 

'This big Himalayan bear was a real artist in how long - and how playfully - he marked the territory. 

'It was as if he forgot that this was just a basic duty, a must for every wild animal.

'He really took his time scratching his back, head and side of his body against the tree. We laughed so much that we decided to put the footage together with 'Wiggle' by Jason Derulo, to let others enjoy it too'.

Let's get moving! See the great Siberian bear dancing


Let's get moving! See the great Siberian bear dancing


Let's get moving! See the great Siberian bear dancing


Comments (1)

Funny vidéo and good music... HAPPY!

I didn't know this kind of black bear with white collar. He seems to have a longer muzzle than brown bear? Thanks!
Jocelyne, FRANCE
23/01/2015 16:22
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