Bears may be massive, awe-inspiring animals, but that doesn’t mean they make good pets. In fact, trying to domesticate a bear is about as wise as swatting one on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper because they pooped on the carpet again. If you’re looking for a pet that will provide companionship and love, stick to smaller, more manageable animals like dogs and cats.

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Bear 747 wins Fat Bear Week again, overcomes voter fraud

Bear 747, aka “Bear Force One”, is one epic super-chonk of a brown bear, with a blocky muzzle and a floppy right ear, he breaks the scales at A WHOPPING 1,400 POUNDS! He’s considered one of the largest, if not the largest, brown bear alive today. Bear 747 training hard for Fat Bear Week [Image via explore.org] But it takes more than weight to win Fat Bear Week and if you’re not familiar with the competition, let me fill you in.

Only in Cali: Chill Bear Sips Margarita While In Jacuzzi

You might think you’re chill, but you’re nowhere near as chill as this bear sipping a margarita in a jacuzzi. The California heatwave has got everyone – animals included – looking for a way to cool down. Mark Hough, an Altadena, California local, left his unheated hot tub uncovered during the hot weather, accidentally inviting in an unwanted guest.

Family Thinks They’re Raising a Pet Dog, Turns Out To Be a Black Bear

We’ve all made mistakes. But, most of us have never mistaken a bear for a dog, and then raised it for two years as the family pet. A family in China, however, did just that.

Bear Caged for 15 Years Sees Grass For the First Time

Joy, an Asiatic black bear, is finally free after spending 15 years behind bars. The black bear was kept as a pet during her cubhood, then cruelly locked in a cage by her owners when she got to be too big for them. Asiatic black bears are known to make friends in captivity and typically live 25-30 years.

In honour of Panda day, here’s a ton of cuddly videos

Happy Panda Day! These tubby little creatures will warm your cold, cold hearts. They’re the clumsiest bears on the planet and, for obvious reasons, a group of pandas is actually called an embarrassment.

Two bears and a mountain lion treated for burns with fish-skin bandages

Two bears and a 5-month old mountain lion were found with serious burns following the Thomas Fire in Southern California. Hero vet Jamie Peyton was enlisted to help develop a plan for the wild animals. She’s the Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and came up with the idea that potentially saved the animals lives.

Baby Panda tries to take a bite out of France’s First Lady

Cute and cuddly? Not this baby panda. Yuan Meng is a baby panda you don’t want to mess with: just ask Brigitte Macron.

Bear goes for joyride in stolen SUV, crashes and trashes vehicle

A bear in Colorado broke into a parked SUV, pooped in the backseat and went for a joyride that ended with crashing into a mailbox. In Durango, Colorado Ron Cornelius woke up at 5 AM to find his family’s vehicle trashed in the front yard. During the night, a bear managed to enter the car and release the parking brake.

Top 5 Fierce Presidential Pets

We all know America has had some wild leaders in the past (and present) but what about their pets? The most common animal to grace the White House is a dog, and the long standing tradition of having man’s best friend lay down at the wise leader’s’ feet is rarely deviated from. We’d like to suggest some canine options to Donald Trump, since he’s the first prez with no pup.

Can China save the pandas?

China has proposed a plan to save the wild Giant Pandas. They’re planning on building a national park three times bigger than the Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.A. – do we sense a Trump tweet coming soon? The park will span across the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu.