Gasoline huffing has become a serious problem for brown bears living on the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Russia. The bear population has gotten into the kerosene and gasoline, which is used to power the reserve’s helicopters and generators, and have become addicted. The 1,200 pound creatures have taken to stealing fuel barrels, sniffing them until they get woozy and digging holes to pass out in.
Photographer Igor Shpilenok spent seven months documenting these bears and captured them in various stages gasoline use. According to Shpilenok, some of the bears have become so hard up to feed their addiction that they stalk departing helicopters so they can sniff the fumes at takeoff. That sounds like rock bottom to me. Maybe Jeff VanVonderen or Candy Finnigan can help. No bear deserves to live that way. [The Fixx] [Photo credit: Igor Shpilenok]
Actually, bears only fall like this when they’re on tranquilizers. This guy wandered into a CU-Boulder dorm complex and up into a tree, and wildlife officials had to drug him. Don’t worry, he landed safely on that mat … and looked damn cute doing it. [The Daily Beast]
Look at this bear. Now look away from this bear and look at your man. Is your man as manly as this bear? What if I told you this bear was actually just a fancy decanter for a stick of Old Spice? Are you more or less attracted to this bear? Why are you attracted to this bear anyway? That’s just weird. [$19.99, Old Spice]
Dave Salmoni sounds like he’s Canadian, handles baby animals and has a degree in BEARS. Yeah, that’s what I said, a degree in BEARS. This guy knows everything about bears, and can even hold a baby grizzly bear on his lap. Let’s date, Dave Salmoni; I promise I won’t bite nearly as hard as a BEAR! [Jimmy Kimmel Live
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An amateur photog snapped this photo of a female bear at a zoo in Finland, midway through her 15-minute morning yoga sesh. Namaste! [Telegraph] Keep reading »