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 It's sort of a relief to know that bears do more than just lick their fur to get clean.

The Oregon Wildlife Park shared a video of black bear Takoda enjoying a peaceful splish-splash around his perfectly bear-sized tub.

It takes Takoda a moment to realize that the floating bath toys aren't strong enough for him to pull himself up, and he adorably loses control. We are all him in that moment.

Takoda, which means "friend to all" in Sioux, was orphaned in Montana. Because he had close interactions with humans, he was deemed a hazard if released into wild. Takoda arrived at the Oregon Wildlife Park in November 2010, and can be identified by a large white "V" on his chest.

The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. Sometimes they become attracted to human communities because of the immediate availability of food. The American black bear is the world's most common bear species.


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Responses to "Black Bear Takes The Bath Of A Lifetime"

  1. Oh, I wanted to see more! What happened right after this? It looks like the beginning of a new understanding of the world and i want to see it develop!
    Thank you for this video!

  2. I can Bear-ly stand it!

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