WATCH: Real Life Teddy Bear Plays Around With Tourist In Adorable Video

A video of an utterly adorable baby bear roughhousing with a visitor is going viral this week after being picked up by YouTube channel, "Meanwhile In Russia."

 Reportedly filmed in a Russian wilderness park, the cub, no larger than a puppy, can be seen chasing the unidentified man in circles, nipping at his hand and locking paws around his leg.

The cub may not yet know the potentially aggressive behavior of its full-grown counterparts, but if the man's periodic squeals of pain are any indication, its little teeth were already plenty sharp.

By the time it reaches maturity, however, this furry cub could weigh as much as a ton and stand up to 10 feet tall, according to National Geographic.

 Russia is host to several species of brown bears of varying fur color and size. (The YouTube video calls the bear a "grizzly," but grizzlies aren't native to Russia.)

 In 2010, the country's bear population was relatively stable with its 120,000 to 140,000 bears at most risk from enthusiastic hunting practices, according to the Guardian. In 2011, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced new regulations that reduced the hunting period allowable for males and prohibited hunting mothers and cubs. (Source)

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Responses to "Cutest Bear 'Attack' Ever: Bear Cub Plays With Park Visitor (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awww how sweet!

  2. Anonymous says:

    that was just TO cute for words...

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wonder where mummy was & would they still be smiling lol

  4. Where is the Mom!?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I agree, where is the mum, has it been killed! Diliberately, so paying tourists can get a film of themselves with a bear?

  6. teresa says:

    This is not funny.... Where is the mom? Now it has the smell of human on it... Hopefully the mom won't reject it...

  7. Anonymous says:

    it has a collar on it!!! its must be an orphan!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    It's an adorable video, but I wonder where the mother is and if she is watching the cub. If the mother is no longer around, what becomes of the cub?

  9. Unknown says:

    Salvaje siempre.

  10. Unknown says:

    What did they do? kill mom?

  11. Unknown says:

    Always this way...

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why does it have a collar on it and why doesn't it run from humans. This is not normal at all. Nice to video a cute cub and all, but why not call it what it really is?

  13. Anonymous says:

    It is too young to be without a Mother....and I worry what happened to her....guess the rangers know the answer

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  15. Unknown says:

    I can't imagine any danger here to this cub or the people or he/she would not be loose. Mom could be eating or just laying around it is a national park so this is the norm.

  16. Milarepa says:

    it's not a collar, just some light colored fur around his neck ;)

  17. Anonymous says:

    Yeah it is not a collar look closer it is just fur this made me smile tho

  18. del holt says:

    ..bear this in mind...momma's not far away...

  19. It's all fun and games until the Mama bear shows up.

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