A captivating series of photos appear to show a family of baby brown bears dancing to Ring a Ring o’ Roses as their mother relaxes behind a tree nearby.

At just a few months old, two young males and one female gather in a circle, clutch each others’ hands and looks as if they are dancing to the popular nursery rhyme.

It’s almost like a scene from a school playground as the bears joyfully play together, tapping their feet and moving around in a circle.

PE teacher Valtteri Mulkahainen, 52, was lucky enough to witness the magical moment and captured it on his camera which he uses as a hobby. He was travelling through eastern Finland when they came across the bears near Suomussalmi. Valtteri, from Sotkamo in east Finland, said: 'When I saw them standing on their hind legs I thought I was imagining it.

'It seemed like I was in the middle of the magic forest in a fairy tale. 'If the bears began to sing I probably wouldn’t have been surprised because it was so unusual to watch.'

According to Valtteri, the bears were constantly fighting and playing with each other 'just like small children' as he watched nearby. While the mother bear was eating, her children were constantly fighting while standing on their hind legs and tumbling to the ground.

Responses to "Adorable moment baby bear cubs grasp paws and dance joyfully in a circle"

  1. GNS1992 says:


  2. If this isn't cuteness overload, I don't know what is...

  3. They are TRUE Pagans, giving thanks! Goddess Bless!

  4. bmfilip says:

    That is so wonderful & magical. They are just like little kids playing. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. PJG says:

    So wonderful ~ don't tell the dentist.

  6. Unknown says:

    God bless may they always remain as happy as this so cute

  7. Unknown says:

    cute... am amazed that the pics were able to be taken...mama bears are usually very protective...must have been one heck of a zoom lens...sweet indeed...

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  9. Unknown says:

    I think the comment about the zoom lens is right on. Looking particularly at the 3rt from last, notice how a tree in the extreme foreground is so clear, and another background tree is almost as clear. Smart photographer... ;)

  10. Adelfa says:

    Playing Like HUMAN CHILDREN. Happy and Proud Momma Looks on... Love and Kisßes Kisses for them.


  11. Anonymous says:

    Les ours sont des gens très sympathiques

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