They were unlikely friends, a grizzly bear cub and a wolf pup. But the pair shared a friendship that lasted beyond their days tumbling around the gift shop at the Woodland Zoo as youngsters.

Six years after the video was shot, Lil' Bear and Tala still remain close, according to footage posted by Dennis Crossland, an employee at the former Pennsylvania zoo.

The clip features some photos of the rambunctious duo all grown up and seemingly posing for the camera. The "aww"-inducing footage has already garnered more than 200,000 since it was posted on Jan. 27.

Grizzlies like Lil' Bear can grow to be about 6 feet tall and run at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, National Geographic explains.

The bears are extremely powerful and potentially deadly, but their population is threatened in the United States due to poaching and loss of habitat, according to the World Wildlife Fund.


Video: Lil' Bear and Tala playing in the Gift Shop of the Woodland Zoo. Note: In the middle of the clip there are pictures of these guys as they are 6 years later. Also note that in the clip I keep referring to the bear as a "boy", it's actually a girl.

Responses to "Baby Bear And Wolf Pup Play Together (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is so beautiful to see!! thanks for searing this with us.

  2. Anonymous says:

    so cute....thanks for sharing

  3. It's amazing how different animals can get along with each other and us as humans can't seem to get along with each other..We can learn alot from our animal counterparts...

  4. Unknown says:

    I would love to play with a bear and wolf cub! They are so precious!

  5. Jennifer says:

    how wonderful that they could keep their friendship going throughout the years

  6. Jerry says:

    This is absolutely a great video.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sooooo adorable cant stop smiling ty :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is really cute!Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  9. Thank you, I just love these.

  10. Unknown says:

    This is so adorable!

  11. Unknown says:

    So funny to watch them play and then still be friends when grown.

  12. Anonymous says:

    They really don't need anyone else, do they? Gorgeous couple! Unlikely.. yes. But just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Anonymous says:

    what a beautiful forever friendship

  14. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful to see they are still friends when grown.

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