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Brown bear waves his paw at visitors to his enclosure
Brown bear waves his paw at visitors to his enclosure
March 27, 2014 Cool

Brown bear waves his paw at visitors to his enclosure Andrey Slepnev, 31 took these hilarious snaps at Madrid Zoo while on a trip to Spain from his home in Moscow, Russia. The friendly animal wandered to the front of his enclosure before sitting back in full view of zoo guests and lifting his powerful paw in a decidedly wave-like motion.

Mr Slepnev said: “The bear seemed extremely happy – the more people waved back at him the longer he waved for.
Brown bear waves his paw at visitors to his enclosure
He was waving for about three minutes and then the other bears started copying him too.

Brown bear waves his paw at visitors to his enclosure

I’d only ever seen this kind of behaviour before in a circus so perhaps that’s what he used to do.

Brown bear waves his paw at visitors to his enclosure

Apparently they wave to zookeepers when they want feeding so they try to get food from guests too – it looks like a restaurant.

Brown bear waves his paw at visitors to his enclosure

I was glad I had my camera with me to capture this funny moment.

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