No beer, but plenty of bear

Baby bear in the forest, near Huay Xai, Laos

Baby bear in the forest, near Huay Xai, Laos


"After three days of exhausting trek in the middle of the jungle, we came to this sunlit clearing".



Blah, this is a lie. I've spotted him living in a kitchen of "The Gibbon Experience" guides.


Still, it was a fantastic experience to me, having a possibility to play around with this 5 months old baby bear, snatched by forest police from bloody hands of poachers. Cute, incredibly adorable, and... extremely sharp teethed! Tearing through rather thick cloth without a problem. I would not like to meet him when he's 10 months of age, as, according to the locals, he becomes a threat and has to be released into the jungle.


I just wonder how agile and strong is a man's child at the age of 10 months.


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This guy has no problem to walk on either two or four legs, find food for himself and still have strength to play with 3 people in a row. The people get tired, the bear doesn't.


Hey there. I can say that human child can be quite strong, but not at age of 10, when most of them still walk on their fours :)