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Daily Cute: This Tree Delights Itchy Bears

Daily Cute: This Tree Delights Itchy Bears

What happens out in the forest when there are no human disruptions? This.

A remote wildlife camera captured these images of various species visiting a “communications” or “rub” tree in the Alberta wilderness of Kananaskis Country. Animals (clearly bears most of the time) leave their scent on the tree for other animals. The images were taken during May and June 2013 by Alberta Provincial Parks as part of a research project studying wildlife, animal activity and biodiversity. The fun music is by Canadian guitarist Ewan Dobson.

These bears are having so much fun. The Jungle Book taught me that bears scratch on trees, but I guess I didn’t realize that it actually happened like this! Alberta Park’s YouTube channel is a great resource for all nature lovers out there.

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Image Credit: Alberta Parks

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7:28AM PDT on Mar 15, 2015

Thanks for sharing

3:20AM PST on Feb 22, 2015

So funny to see this haha

2:57PM PST on Nov 21, 2013

They're taking turns at pole dancing! :)

12:48AM PST on Nov 8, 2013

cute

4:59PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

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8:49PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Delightful, better than having to live with a seven year itch that never goes away, which is always unbearable.

9:55AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

Haha, they sure did look like they were having fun.

8:32AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

so cute, lovely video

5:55AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

5:33PM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

The scratch tree!

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