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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Jim Ven
Jim Ven14 days ago

thanks for the article.

Angela K.
Angela K.8 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Cosa H.
Sjors S.9 months ago

So funny to see this haha

Judy T.
Judy T.2 years ago

They're taking turns at pole dancing! :)

Ganaisha Calvin
Ganaisha Calvin2 years ago


Linda F.
.2 years ago

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Dale O.

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

Christina B.
Christina B.2 years ago

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

Claudia Cavallo
Claudia Cavallo2 years ago

so cute, lovely video

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)