Bears, along with foxes, wolves, and unicorns, are among the most majestic animals on the planet. Bears must be the monarchs of the forests if lions are the kings of the jungle.
When they’re not seeking food or sleeping, they’re most likely derping around, whether alone or with other bears.
Photographs of bears taking a vacation from nature and doing whatever they’re doing in those pictures are either hilarious or strange.
You’ll find them in the curated list below, where you can also vote and comment on your favourites, learn more about bears, and listen to our interview with Dr. Lynn Rogers, the North American Bear Center’s founder and senior scientist.
#1 Momma Bear checks for traffic before allowing her cubs to cross the road.
There are eight species of bears, according to National Geographic, including brown, black, polar bears, and giant pandas. And, contrary to common perception, koalas are marsupials, not bears, and hence are not included in this list; the more you know!
As a general rule, bears can weigh between 60 and 1,000 pounds (27 and 450 kilograms) and have a lifespan of anywhere from 25 to 50 years.
#2 Check out this guy contemplating life while relaxing by a lake with a rainbow.
#3 Bear was sitting in a very human position on a discarded chair. He sat with one leg crossed over the other and one arm resting on the armrest.
#4 Little Bear Baby
#5 Bear Grills
Bears adore honey, according to popular culture. They do, although each species has its preferred food. Furthermore, a polar bear, for example, is unlikely to get honey as readily as other bear species. Thus they prefer seals.
As seen on numerous magazine covers, pop culture has also portrayed bears as dangerous marauders that slaughter human flesh. However, contrary to popular perception, they do not draw their lips back in a fury like certain other animals.
#6 Bear And Chipmunk Sharing Breakfast
#7 Even Bears Need To Relax Sometimes
#8 I’m volunteering at a bear refuge in Croatia, and I thought you might like seeing this photo of a chilling lad.
As stated by the North American Bear Center, bears prefer to flee rather than demonstrate aggression, and if a bear is truly uneasy with someone, they’ll make their muzzle long and narrow.
Of course, you can’t rule out the possibility of a bear assault. They can still do that if they believe their food, cubs, or space are in danger or if a bear is starving and you’re an easy answer to their problem. So, while caution is suggested, bears aren’t as dangerous as many people believe.