Cute Baby Bear Rides Surfboard In Pool

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 20, 20161,176 views
Published: December 20, 2016

An adorable bear cub catches a wave on a surfboard in a swimming pool with his owner Carl Bovard. The now ten-month-old Syrian brown bear named Bruiser lives in an enclosure at Single Vision educational facility run by Carl, 43, in Melrose, Florida.

Carl opened Single Vision nine years ago and currently has six tigers, two lions, two bear cubs, two mountain lions, two bobcats, and two alligators. Bruiser and his bear friend, Honey, a Florida black bear, began swimming at three-months-old when they climbed into the big pool in the yard. The bears lived inside Carl’s home when they were young, but now live in an outdoor enclosure.

The brown bear is the most widely distributed bear and can be found across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It is also one of the largest living terrestrial members of the order Carnivora, rivaled in body size only by its close cousin, the polar bear. They are very smart animals, so it comes as no surprise that this talented fella quickly mastered the art of surfing.

When he doesn't surf, his favorite pastime is nursing (he is a baby after all), and you can see just how cute he looks while nursing in the video. The owner may need to find a bigger pool once Bruiser grows up.

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