Video: Dancing Grizzly Cannot Resists a Back Rub

A YouTube user has added a disco tune to the otherwise very scientific video by the U.S. Geological Survey Northern Divide Bear Project:


Dancing Grizzly

Video Description: Grizzly bear vigorously rubbing on a tree regularly used by other bears in Glacier National Park. USGS Northern Divide Bear Project remote video by J.Stetz/A.Macleod. August 12, 2006. Rubbing is a form of chemical communication. DNA analysis of hair collected from natural rub trees is used to identify individual bears and census the population.

There are more videos here:

Use of remote camera systems to investigate efficiency of DNA-based sampling methods. U.S. Geological Survey. In this video the bear looks in the camera first as if it is suspecting something.

Bears are fascinating creatures. I have a posted a number of videos of different Bear Species at Northern Trek in Cleveland Zoo on my travel web site Hit the Road - See America and the World. None of them compares to the U.S. Geological Survey videos, of course.


Polar Bears in Cleveland Zoo

References:
Polar Bears in Cleveland Zoo
Bears at Northern Trek, Cleveland Zoo

1 comment:

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