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14 September 2020, 16:51
Ballerina? No. This pirouetting grizzly is a bear-erina.
The bears native to the forests, lakes and mountains of the Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska normally get up to bear-appropriate business.
But instead of fishing for sockeye salmon or even having a simple paddle, one giant grizzly decided to perform an underwater pirouette instead.
Captured by the national park’s webcam, the bear gives a very graceful spin as it swims along (watch below).
There might have been no grande jeté, or even a tour en l’air, but seeing this wild animal’s mid-swim spin is enough for us.
It seems bears might have a bit of a soft spot for classical music and dance. One musical bear broke into someone’s house and even started playing the piano.
And this grizzly is paws-ibly the best four-legged ballerina we’ve seen...