Bear Bonds With Wildlife Center Worker at New York Rescue

A 24-year-old Syrian brown bear at a wildlife center in Otisville, New York, loves to cuddle up to one of the workers at the facility, footage shared to YouTube shows.

Footage by the Orphaned Wildlife Center shows one of the center’s bears, named Leo, nuzzling gently into Jim Kowalczic. Kowalczic runs the sanctuary with his wife, Susan, and their friend Kerry Clair.

The Orphaned Wildlife Center nurtures orphaned animals, in the hope they can be returned to the wild.

The center often shares videos and updates about the animals in its care to its YouTube channel and Facebook page. This footage was originally shared to YouTube on May 8. Credit: Kerry Clair via Storyful

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting