This is a “just for fun” anecdote. During my travels, I decided on a whim to see the big zoo in Vienna. Their big draw these days are their pandas, because the big mama panda just had two cubs. They were all sleeping, but I got within just a few inches of the mom:
The really interesting part for me was the polar bear, or “ice bear”, as they called it. He was having an absolute ball. Here are a couple of videos I took of this magnificent creature.
Naturally, I feel a close kinship to this beautiful beast. I think we’re the only two bears left on the planet.