This is the moment a grizzly bear belly-flopped into a Florida pool in hopes of cooling off in the summer heat.
Four-year-old Bruiser is seen in the video climbing the pool’s ladder before jumping horizontally into the water.
He takes a moment to shake his wet fur after hitting the water and then is off to play in the water with his toy.
Playtime: Bruiser the grizzly bear climbs the pool ladder in preparation for jumping in for his daily playtime
Tight squeeze: With all four legs sitting on the top rung, 600-pound Bruiser prepares to jump into the pool
The 600lb grizzly is held at the Single Vision wildlife sanctuary in Melrose, Florida, where temperatures have hit up to 90F this month.
Bruiser has a surfboard to play with in his pool, as it’d be impractical to have a blow-up swim toy with his massive claws.
The single Vision wildlife sanctuary is a nonprofit organization ‘dedicated to endangered species education, according to its Facebook page.
The sanctuary has several threatened endangered animals on site, including white tigers, Florida panthers, and, of course, Bruiser the grizzly.
Taking the leap: Bruiser then jumps into the water at Single Vision wildlife sanctuary in Melrose, Florida
Oops: Suddenly, however, Bruiser’s body goes horizontal and he prepares for a big belly flop into the water
Making waves: Bruiser’s body hits the water and he causes a huge splash, before coming up from underwater, shaking his fur, and recomposing himself
The company said that many species are endangered because of illegal poaching and habitat destruction.
The video of Bruiser jumping into Single Vision’s pool comes as the State of Florida announced on Wednesday that black bear hunting was returning to Florida for the first time since 1994, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The approval means that in October, the state will have a one-week daytime black bear-hunting season in four regions in hopes of curbing the population of the animal.
Toys: Bruiser has a surfboard to play with in the pool, as blowup toys would be impractical for an animal with such large claws
Saying hi: Bruiser takes a break from swimming to greet the camera as he’s being filmed by an employee at Single Vision