Video: Three-legged Upright Bear And Cub

A three-legged black bear learns to survive by walking upright

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This video of a three-legged mama bear walking upright with her cub has been making the Internet rounds, and with good reason. In addition to sporting several “aww-isn’t-that-so-cute” Wild America moments, it also stands as a testament to the black bear’s adaptability for survival.

No one seems to know how the bear lost her right paw and foreleg, but she’s adjusted with aplomb, instead choosing to go bipedal. Check it out:

We don’t know where this video was shot, but the way she looks marching around upright, I think I might have an idea for where the myth of Sasquatch comes from.

—Ted Alvarez