Wednesday, May 12, 2010

People Sure Love Bears

Back in March 1994, I was idly watching a documentary on a PBS television station about Kodiak Island and its bears. It truly fascinated me.

Afterward, I realized why bears are such beloved animals. They're cute: Even the ones who could kill you with a swipe of a paw. I can't say that about, say, lions and tigers.

Then there are bear cubs: Big, furry, and even more lovable than adult bears. It's no wonder why kids love them. The kid inside me could love them, too, if I let myself do that.

I also found out that adult male bears often eat bear cubs during their first year of life. Intra-species cannibalism: I only thought humans did that.

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