Watch: Grizzly Bear Versus a Cooler

Watch a 700-pound grizzly bear take on a cooler in this intense video via the Memphis Zoo.

Watch Peak, the Memphis Zoo’s 700-pound grizzly bear, use all his might to try to open an ORCA cooler. Yeah, yeah, this is an ad—but it's also an awesome reminder of how smart and strong grizzly bears are, even ones in the zoo.

The Takeaway

The lesson of watching this grizzly versus cooler showdown? It's pretty hard to keep bears away from food. To prevent unnecessary deaths of animals that become aggressive after learning that humans have food, be sure to ALWAYS use a bear box or bear hang when traveling in bear country to keep you and other hikers safe.

Read more of our bear safety tips.