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[–]mom3coffee 774 points775 points  (24 children)

If I remember correctly, these are bears at a zoo in Indonesia. They don’t get fed adequately, they’re taught to beg from zoo goers so people will buy food for them. The zoo makes money on the bears and their food. I’m always sad when I see this.

[–]svartblomma 263 points264 points  (3 children)

That is downright heartbreaking. I saw someone further up say they get fed bread that people can buy. So not only are they underfed, when they do get fed, it's not nutritious.

[–]generic_commenter99 18 points19 points  (2 children)

It’s wheat... can bears not eat wheat?

[–]LunaWolf92 91 points92 points  (0 children)

They can eat it, just doesn't do much for them. They need protein

[–]floppy_disk91 71 points72 points  (2 children)

I was going to comment this. I’ve seen many videos of bears “saying hi” but that’s just a form to ask for food, they learned to do it.

[–]kriskrasm 6 points7 points  (1 child)

On the other hand didn't we learn to communicate to possibly ask that same question or work together to aquire food (I do not condone but still made me wonder)

[–]floppy_disk91 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I mean...the social skills that we have are much more complex and depends on many facts, It’s not that simple. Maybe at the begging of time worked that way, before formal language appeared

[–]teriyakigirl 121 points122 points  (7 children)

I fuckin hate zoos, man. Animal rehabilitation centres, sure. But for-profit zoos? Fuck that shit.

[–]jerslan 20 points21 points  (4 children)

What about non-profit zoos?

[–]MadQueenBee 50 points51 points  (3 children)

I love the St.Louis zoo. Taxpayer funded, so it’s free to visitors, and all the animals seem well fed and happy!

[–]jerslan 14 points15 points  (1 child)

lol, that's exactly the zoo I was thinking of since I grew up in STL.

[–]MadQueenBee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I love that the let cold-weather critters out when it snows or is cooler outside. The planning there just seems so thoughtful.

[–]GeneralLoofah 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You just have to give St Charles residents the stink-eye whenever the go because they’re sponging off my tax dollars to go the zoo.

[–]smamwow2xk 13 points14 points  (1 child)

There's tons of good caring zoo's in the world.

[–]konosyn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Heck yeah! Look for that AZA accreditation!

[–]CorianderSuuucks 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I was just gonna say, this seems like very bizzare behaviour for bears that are adequately cared for and have an environment that mimics their natural habitat well. Sad :/

[–]Boopy7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

oh no this is upsetting. Damnit

[–]TropicalPrairie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Same. There was a similar setup to this (with the exact same type of bear) near the Great Wall when I visited years ago. It disturbed me. The bears aren't waving. They are literally looking for attention so that someone will feed them.

[–]Steam__Engenius 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Do you know the name of the zoo? Animals Asia are really good at getting mistreated moon bears out of abusive situations.

[–]SivatagiPalmafa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Horrific. Why isn't an animal welfare organization doing something about this?

And the fuck is wrong with Asia? Stop exploiting/torturing/starving animals

[–]SborraSatanica 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you remember correctly from what? I hate zoos but bears are also very intelligent animals so there may be none of what you are saying behind this behavior.

[–]mankymonk 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Heartbreaking. Zoos are the fucking worst.

[–]Ouryve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NAZALT.

[–]stangroundalready 417 points418 points  (7 children)

Ok, who else thought the upright one 2nd to left was a dude in a bear suit?

[–]plastic-icon 83 points84 points  (1 child)

Yeah. That's almost too articulated lol

[–]SweetBunny420 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Don’t let your guard down they’re just waiting for their moment to strike.

[–]wallyrules75 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Totally! I was sooo sure we would all be calling that fraud out. Then it sat down and blew my mind.

[–]ArmstrongTREX 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It’s not?!

[–]peachy2506 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The sunbears generally look like humans in bear costumes, who are really bad at bear-acting

[–]DefinitelyKind 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His hand slipped out. Totally human.

[–]Loutfi96 93 points94 points  (2 children)

I find this quite dark to be honest, those bears are begging for food.

[–]OlaWonKenobi 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Yeah this video should be removed. Although looks cute these bears are definitely not being fed enough.

[–]Boopy7 9 points10 points  (0 children)

i want someone to kidnap them if possible and get them the hell outa there and somewhere better. But I don't know how or where.

[–]dougxiii 84 points85 points  (10 children)

Serious question; wtf are they doing? Are they getting fed over the fence or something?

[–]deepserket 78 points79 points  (4 children)

working as slaves under capitalism

[–]Accomplished-Law4278 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The bears are unionized

[–]me-tan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

brb ionizing the bears ⚡️ 🐻

[–]HorrorRelationship58 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Who let you out of your cage?

[–]LawProoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's too early for this

[–]AbbeyRoad1977 11 points12 points  (1 child)

These are bears at a zoo in Indonesia. They are not fed enough and so they have learned to beg for food. The visitors will throw them junk food. It’s tragic and I wish people would stop posting this

[–]dougxiii 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That is heartbreaking.

[–]worldwidelemon 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Some places teach bears to wave in exchange for bread. Visitors can buy bread to feed them after waving. I don't remember where exactly this is, but i think it was a bear rescue.

[–]dogscatsnscience 67 points68 points  (1 child)

A bear rescue is not letting their bears beg for random food from tourists. It’s a for profit zoo.

[–]worldwidelemon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That does make more sense.

[–]King-Osliga-XXIV 96 points97 points  (0 children)

"Smile and wave boys, smile and wave."

[–]annieapple123 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Really! I have no idea where this is but it looks horrible and are those bears begging for food? 🙀😿

[–]HopperReborn 55 points56 points  (6 children)

They may look sweet and friendly, but they will rob you blind and stab you, if you let them in your house.

[–]krypticmtphr 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Nuh uh, I know my history. They're the victims here after nearly getting eaten out of house and home by that home invading little girl.

[–]zeke235 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Probably in retaliation for that asshat little girl that broke into their cottage and was caught squatting

[–]K_J_W 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awesome comment

[–]Frozen-Account 1 point2 points  (1 child)

But no joke these bears are the most aggressive and dangerous animals of Asia. They will fuck you up on sight whatever or whoever you are.

[–]HopperReborn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, imagine what life would be like if you were 400 pound,s had claws, and nobody understood you when you gave strong back rubs.

[–]davidmlewisjr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So may your brother-in-law, or others...

[–]SimonGO2004 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Its not aww,its sad, these bears were thought to do it to beg for food, this is some dodgy "zoo" most likely either in China or eastern europe or whatever country that does not care about wildlife at all,

They literally beg for food to fill in owners wallet, I hate that particular repost.

[–]AndrewV 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Yup, pretty much all my interactions with Sun Bears and any other Asiatic bear has been horrifying throughout Asia.

Barren areas for them, usually so cramped they walk in circles for hours on end going insane. Underfed to extreme degrees and harassed by park visitors. Literally harassed. Rocks and shit thrown at them to get them moving if they're trying to sleep.

[–]peachy2506 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, the country of Eastern Europe.

You can find bad zoos everywhere, it doesn't depend on country. The best ones I've been to are in Ostrava and Nyíregyháza. Healthy animals with a lot of space, the zoo itself supports the protection of wildlife as well.

[–]daireban1 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Their enclosure looks empty and boring. Poor bears 🐻

[–]under_armpit 10 points11 points  (2 children)

This is not aww. It is sad.

[–]Isaacvithurston 7 points8 points  (1 child)

agree. They live in some crappy looking dirt mound and the waving is them hoping you throw them food.

[–]Wuntoothrie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're begging for treats because people throw food at them. What's sad is people not knowing better than overfeeding zoo animals. I like to think that they're bears and being fat never hurt a bear much or that they allow patrons to feed the bears because it's fun for them and fun for the bears to interact with the dumb bread throwing monkeys.

[–]TheHannahBananas 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Definitely a zoo setup with minimal food, that’s a LOT of spectacled bears in this single enclosure

[–]alexslife 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bears are NOT saying hello. They are mimicking humans and found that’s the move to get food.

[–]dogscatsnscience 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Their are stuck in a prison begging for food, not saying hello.

[–]Huskie407 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Theres nothing "aww" about captive wild animals and people who think otherwise make me sick.

[–]ItsThe50sAudrey 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Brother Bear 4 is looking promising.

[–]A_seal_using_Reddit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wait... there was a third movie?

[–]DVLMN08 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is actually really sad

[–]Bossy_Panda 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is sad, it’s obviously a learned behavior to get food . As an adult, Zoos are such big bummers😢

[–]kdawg710 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sad

[–]Omm1nus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is generally heartbreaking to see, these bears should be kept in their Natural Habitats and they are misfead and were taught to beg in front of people...

This is treaterous how this Zoo specifically profits over this and doesn’t even feed the Bears properly or give the opportunity to thrive as species should. If anything, I wish this imprisonment were to stop, heck, even worse than imprisonment...

[–]vagrantforever 5 points6 points  (0 children)

More like Begging for help

[–]boisNgyrls 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Set them free

[–]Eugene_Bleak_Slate 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is so sad. They learned that if they waved at people, people would throw them food. :(

[–]RavagerTrade 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The more I read about zoos the more I want human kind to become extinct.

[–]AbbeyRoad1977 3 points4 points  (0 children)

These are bears at a zoo that are starving and begging for food. Stop posting this shit.

[–]BuckToofBucky 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember a guy entering a bear exhibit at the zoo. He survived a viscous attack and when asked why he went in there he replied “the bear waved me in”.

[–]Wide-Pie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Bears waving from a fucking prison.

[–]darrenwise883 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not saying hello , begging for food . When he waves people throw bread slices frisbee style . Very sad really .

[–]Thed33p3nd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Animal cruelty

[–]hsantanna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's sad. 😞

[–]sheepish_android 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“I'm smarter than the av-er-age bear!” I’m sure they copied the people waving at them. Someone then threw in a treat and learning that visitors will throw in some goodies by mimicking the wave. But, they still look like people in bear outfits...

[–]thewildgingerbeast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are doing this to get food. Not to say hello.

[–]Sayravvr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is no one going to mention that all the bears’ left ears are positioned back.. er.. sideways?

[–]plastic-icon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They want us to come in there. Maybe they have pie.

[–]02092021 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bet they have pie.

[–]davidmlewisjr 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Where is this? These are not local.

[–]02092021 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How do you know they aren't local if you don't know where this is?

[–]davidmlewisjr -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

These are Asian animals, so I was wondering which Zoo was lucky enough to have so many. I am not in Asia.

[–]Karlosmdq 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those are the zoo staff trying to make it til the end of the month without starving

[–]Head-Combination-299 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So creepy and cute. They are beckoning

[–]tnoisaw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looked like dudes in bear outfits.

[–]TheDroopiestOfDawgs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is not aww.

[–]lelvis_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sun bears are just people in bear suits, change my mind.

[–]dv73272020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alright, be honest, who else waved back at the screen?

What? Nooo... Of course I didn't.

[–]EvelynHarper- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aweee soo cuute! They're so adorable! wanted to see them in person.

[–]doorstopdave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Har har I'm a Hooman"

[–]whilechile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Come over here.. for a taste

[–]dnnmnz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went to a bear sanctuary in the Canadian Rockies and the bears were tossed their daily food from a gondola, so when visitors go up the mountain in the gondola the bears would wave in hopes they would get food- which the visitors were never allowed to do. They just know gondola = potential food.

[–]kozilla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is actually beckoning for you to come in, he's hungry.

[–]Hadr1nR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Send us a moose?!?

[–]XxNukeMutantxX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bear”hey throw us some food”. . Human”aww he’s waving at me” throws bear some food

[–]DarkDayzInHell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey guys look it’s a snack!

[–]Janet0217 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hello my arse! Another ploy during hard times

[–]Dengzai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

damn furry's

[–]HelpersWannaHelp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm completely convinced those are humans in bear suits.

[–]joblagz2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i wonder if bears can learn agriculture.

[–]thethingsiveseen0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are they sun bears or moon bears?

[–]Melonie935 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg 😱 there so friendly

[–]Melonie935 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro 😎 there so nice

[–]ZenithLags 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice costumes

[–]Amazingally21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t know I needed to see this. This gave me joy lol

[–]lokase 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here we go again with this fucking video. Stop posting this vile shit.

[–]Ozzieferper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"excuse me, can you open the gate for us? it seems to be stuck"

[–]frapawhack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel as if I should wave back

[–]Stumpyflip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of Marineland. Bears would do the same so you can whip corn pops at them, and they would catch it in their mouths.

[–]silvermoonhowler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you sure those aren't humans in bear suits? LOL

[–]JuliusSneezerthe1st 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You better have said hi back!

[–]Opening_Wishbone4250 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's adorable

[–]Sly-Kitty2019 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This seriously looks like a setup

[–]Responsible-Arm-7015 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It is a setup, the bears are taught to do that for food

[–]simplemomelife618706 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cuuuuuuties!!!!

[–]zeke235 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wave all you want, i'm still not going in there

[–]iRytional 0 points1 point  (0 children)

c'mere.. we've got something to show you

We've got hugs down here..

Come get one

[–]Squatchhammer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bears are great, I just wish they weren't the worlds perfect killing machine so I could hug them

[–]IceColdCocaCola545 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This is very important, did you wave back?

[–]PrajnaWisdom -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I totally waved back!

[–]ChummyCthulu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love bears so much. 🥰🥰🐻

[–]Simulation_Brain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“What about... second breakfast?...”

[–]woodkid01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Come! Dont be afraid, we don't bite! :)"

[–]D-Spornak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're like, "We're really very friendly and civilized. Come on in. " CHOMP.

[–]Nerdworker92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think he is saying "Im doing the stupid wave. Now, throw the damned snack, Karen."

[–]Ok-Surprise-4772 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bear, Looks like someone's calling.😂❤️

[–]tigerpants888[🍰] -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Sun bears are always so happy 😊

[–]AndrewV 8 points9 points  (0 children)

These ones are grossly underfed and taught to beg. Their cage most likely has nothing in it besides a sterile pit they slowly lose their minds in.

[–]DerekKang54 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You can tell these are canadian bears LOL

[–]MrBlackTie -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Come closer... yes, closer... a bit more... that’s it. nom

[–]PaulHaman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

hello! Hi! Could you come over here please? I'd like to snack on your flesh. Thanks!!!

[–]psychotica1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

" we have balloon's down here".

[–]daydreaming17 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is it just me or do I think every bear is actually a guy in a bear suit

[–]mauserratte -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This must be the bear that one pokemon is based on.

[–]happygenocide -1 points0 points  (0 children)

no no he doesn't say hello but "come here !! I am hungry"

[–]lightingal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They all look like they're wearing a napkin tucked under their chins, waiting for you to come in, and bring desert!

[–]Pineapple-dancer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"Hey, throw the snacks over here!" Other bear: "No, over here!"

[–]Ebikingmaster -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They have to pull those mask up over their nose/snout...

[–]socokid -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"Bears doing what they know to get good thrown at them."

[–]waynehastings -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh, hai there! Throw treatos!

[–]cauldronfailure -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Gotta love moon bears

[–]seadoggo_29 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Smile and wave boys, smile and wave

[–]The19thBam -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Would be funny if it was just some dudes dresses as bears tricking people for free food

[–]Sleep-system -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"Join us. Join u.. it's so fun here it's more fun down here come join uuusss"

[–]Handsomedork_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It’s a trick. They are not friendly. I learned the hard way

[–]Mattherix_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

👋

[–]jerslan -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"Hi food! Come give me a hug!"

[–]danbvanb -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Happy Mardi Gras!

wHy aReN't tHeY wEaRiNg mAsKs?

[–]RawrGamer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sun bears are so cute

[–]l251 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Do you know what I'm thinking? Are bears (and other mammals) naturally right handed like us? Seems like it from this short video

[–]sativa_hippie -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm not falling for that trick again...