Bear, Dude, and Dog Make for an Adorably Talented Trio

Admittedly, the bear (a Russian circus bear) is the only truly talented member of the bunch, but that’s okay — for every performing trio, there can really be only one Beyoncé. I guess the trainer is pretty talented, too, for somehow teaching a bear how to play a trumpet better than my fourth-grade self ever could,… » 5/27/13 10:45pm 5/27/13 10:45pm

Baby Bear Gives Adorably Vicious Hugs to Some Lucky Guy’s Leg

It'd be a little easier to avoid bears if they didn't look like they wanted to hug everyone all the time, just like this grizzly bear cub, who will most likely instill in you an unreasonable and deadly urge to run into the woods and befriend the first bear cub you find. It's fine — I'm sure the most progressive mama… » 9/16/12 5:00pm 9/16/12 5:00pm

National Zoo Might Replace Famous Panda Because She Can't Get Knocked Up

Being famous and struggling with infertility has got to be hard, but at least when you're a celebrity human, you can more or less keep the details of your experience to yourself. That's not the case for celebrity pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, who have lived together at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., for 10… » 4/30/12 9:00pm 4/30/12 9:00pm

Man and His Pet Polar Bear Enjoy a Casual Afternoon Swim

Spending the afternoon in the pool with your dog (or unusually brave cat) sounds fun, but what if your pet is a polar bear? A polar bear? Yes, a polar bear. Mark Dumas and his pet polar bear Dawn enjoy taking the occasional dip together, and, while it does look quite refreshing, it's hard to imagine one could ever… » 4/11/12 11:55pm 4/11/12 11:55pm

'Colorful Hearts' Teddy Bear Recalled For Being Scary As Hell


Warning: Looking too deeply into this bear's eyes could scar you for life. Rather than being a source of comfort, as teddy bears were designed to be, this mess of a toy is the stuff nightmares are made of. Plagued with some kind of hearts-based skin disease (Is this what global warming is doing to all the polar… » 12/30/11 6:15pm 12/30/11 6:15pm