Gotta Watch: Bear bonanza
A father and son have a very close encounter with a bear in Virginia.
September 21st, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Bear bonanza

There may not be any lions and tigers, but today's bear videos will make you say, "oh my!" From a father and son who venture too close to a wild bear to a real-life version of "Kung Fu Panda," Gotta Watch features some of our most intriguing videos about bears.

Close encounters – A father and son get within an arm's length of a bear in Virginia. Check out the up-close-and-personal video they captured. Would you go this far?

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Talent show – Two baby bears in north China's Shandong Province roller skate, jump rope, and ride bikes for an audience. The two baby bears are just over one year old. Surely this couldn't have been the bears' idea - does it rise to the level of animal abuse?
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Forget 'Kung Fu Panda' – This viral video of a bear doing "kung fu" sparked a debate over whether the video was doctored. We decided that it's the real thing, but watch the video to make up your own mind.

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  1. RUFFNUTT (kcmo , egg poacher)

    this story is almost unBEARable... i could bearly understand it..

    September 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. loupgarou

    The first video especially bothers me. Who cares if black bears are or are not dangerous. That is beside the point. What is true is that wild animals who become too used to humans inevitably end up destroyed- remember that bears have what amounts to slap fights, which are all in good fun with other bears, but lethal for humans. We're small and squishy and even if we're viewed as friends, we can't physically tolerate animals treating us like they would another animal. These animals will end up shot for humans' self-centeredness.

    September 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Harrycg

    Jim was not a goon even not in your dreams, .after your death, we shall not know any more whom you are ..

    August 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
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