Planet Gore

Polar Bear vs. Spy Camera

Here’s an amusing video of some polar bears toying with camouflaged video cameras, and by toying I mean trying to eat. What’s interesting is, at the end, the announcer claims that the curiosity that led the bears to toy with the cameras will help the species survive. Which is what we’ve been saying all along — there’s no need to weep for the poor, defenseless polar bear. Enjoy:

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