In a delightful display, a grizzly bear took a refreshing plunge into a swimming pool in Florida to escape the scorching summer heat.
The four-year-old bear Bruiser is seen in a video carefully climbing the pool ladder before launching himself into the water with an impressive belly flop.
After splashing into the pool, Bruiser shakes his wet fur and enjoys playtime with his surfboard, a suitable substitute for a blow-up swim toy, given his massive claws.
Watch the video at the end.
Bruiser resides at the Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary in Melrose, Florida, where temperatures have soared to 90F this month.
The nonprofit Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary is committed to educating and conserving endangered species.
It is home to several threatened animals, including white tigers, Florida panthers, and Bruiser the Grizzly. The sanctuary highlights the dangers of illegal poaching and habitat destruction to these species.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, this heartwarming video of Bruiser’s aquatic adventure comes as Florida announced the return of black bear hunting for the first time since 1994.
In October, the state will implement a one-week daytime black bear hunting season in four regions to control the bear population.
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