Video: Watch a Hay Bale Drive This Bear Nuts

   02.09.15

It doesn’t take a lot to put bears in a playful mood, and something as simple as a bale of hay could fascinate these animals for hours on end. Or at least until they destroy it and lose interest. This video, reportedly taken near a wildlife conservation center in Alaska, shows a wild bear appropriating a bale of hay that was probably meant for another resident.

In research studies, bear toys are called “enrichment items” and can include anything from tires to large, solidly-built puzzles. In the wild, bear toys are usually anything the bruins can lift and won’t run away from them.

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