Video of a bear cub coming in close proximity with a skier has gone viral on social media. The clip shared on social media by snowboarder Brian Jordan, shows a brown coloured bear who appeared quite friendly climbing onto his snowboards and sniffing his ski jackets. The incident happened at Northstar resort near Lake Tahoe, Nevada County in California. While the video has gone viral with people exclaiming at the adorable animal, wildlife experts say it could be dangerous. Bear Relaxing in a Hot Tub Drinking Margarita in California, Video Goes Viral.
Following the incident, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have reportedly removed the cub from the ski resort. She will be analysed and her future will be thereafter decided. Reportedly, she could either be put in a sanctuary or euthanised for the fear of public safety. We hope, the bear finds a safe abode and does not have to be put down. Man Throws iPhone Into Bear Enclosure at China Wildlife Park Instead of Apples; Video Goes Viral.
Professionals said that the animal may continue to approach even after becoming an adult, but then its behaviour would not be the same. After growing up amidst wild bears, its instincts towards humans may not necessarily be the same. Brian shared the video on Instagram with the caption, "Made a friend today. Yeah, I’m pretty sure it's not the best for the cub, and momma was on vacation or something but it was too cool not to say whaddup." Bear- the Bald Hedgehog Who Lost All His Spikes Due to STRESS Gets a Daily Massage With Aloe Vera (View Shocking Viral Pictures)
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Ann Bryant, executive director at the Bear League, a non-profit for bears told NBC, "This cub approached people because she didn't know any better. Let's say she goes back into the wild and she grows up and adds about two to three hundred pounds on to her weight. She's big, she's strong, and she still thinks she can approach people? That's not going to be good and somebody is going to shoot her."