Вс. Апр 21st, 2024

Many of us enjoy spending time in the pool, particularly on hot summer days.

Though our animal friends like it as well, it is relatively uncommon for a grizzly bear to go to a swimming pool to cool down.

But not for this 600-pound fella.
Bruiser is no ordinary grizzly bear.

Among the residents of the Single Vision nature conservation facility in Melrose, Florida, is a rescued grizzly bear.
His name is Bruiser.

Since temperatures can soar into the 90s, one of Bruiser’s favorite pastimes is belly-flopping into the pool.

This giant really knows how to have fun.

On one particularly hot, steamy summer day, Bruiser decided to go swimming.

Or, to put it more precisely, to belly flop.

Fortunately for us, a worker in animal welfare grabbed a camera and recorded the entire affair, including the bear’s famous smile afterward.

In order to give Bruiser a unique gift, the owner, Carl Bovard, put up a fundraiser on IndieGoGo.
He wanted Bruiser to have a pool.

Bovard was able to execute a contract with Poolside Designs for Bruiser’s fantasy splash pool, thanks to the more than $58,000 that 814 backers have provided.

The amenities are accessible to Bruiser, his partner Honey Bear, and tigers Indah and Enyo, who spend many hours each day having fun in the refreshing water.
The bears are ecstatic.

Grizzly bears are enormous, extremely clever, and naturally curious creatures.

They can travel extraordinarily long distances in their hunt for food and resources.

It’s also no secret that bears enjoy running around and exploring, but you might not be aware that grizzlies are also skilled swimmers.

Because of this, Bruiser couldn’t resist jumping into the backyard pool when he saw it.
He’s a show-stopper too.

Bruiser performs one of the largest belly flops ever.

He has a little more fluff than usual, so the massive belly flop is in no way surprising.

The average grizzly bear weighs between 300 and 800 pounds, with the largest one ever recorded weighing a staggering 1400 pounds.

When a bear that large jumps into a home pool that small, a significant volume of water is displaced.

And Bruiser can tell because he has a broad smile on his face.
Bruiser is one sneaky grizzly.

It appears that Bruiser has a pal as well.

A second, smaller bear may be seen near the pool’s edge at the end of the film.

He’ll definitely need to dip into the pool shortly too after all that digging.
See Bruiser’s big bear belly flop in the video below!

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