Lost Baby Bear Splashes Around In Tub After Rescue

This is the moment a lost baby bear splashes about in a mini bathtub after it was rescued while wandering alone without its mum.

The little bear named Matija, has been placed in a recovery unit in the zoo in the capital city of Zagreb in Croatia.

Video Credit – CEN/@zoozagreb

The cute baby bear, the exact species of which is not reported, weighed only 2.4 kilogrammes (5 lbs) when it was found alone near the town of Vrbovsko in western Croatia but luckily it was not injured.

Credit: CEN
Bear cub Matija when he was nearly three months old

Now it is five months old and weighs 17 kilogrammes (37 lbs), with zoo Director Damir Skok saying that the bear likes to eat cheese mixed with garlic whilst also enjoying honey with forest fruits.

In the video, Matija can be seen messing around in a small tub, pushing a ball around a playfully looking at the camera. 

Professor and bear expert Djuro Huber said at the time of the bear’s rescue: “If people had not taken it with them, it would have died.

Credit: CEN/Zoo Zagreb
Cute bear cub Matija

“There are no chances that such a small being would survive in the woods without its mother.”

Netizen ‘Josipa Bajac’ commented: “He is adorable.”

While ‘Zvonimira Maglicic’ added: “He is cute.”

And ‘Vita Jergovic’ wrote: “How sweet he is.”


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Story By: Angjela TrajkovskaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


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