Smallest Bear of the Group Proves She's in Charge at New York Sanctuary

A feisty rescue bear at a New York sanctuary showed one of her much larger companions who’s in charge recently, with footage showing the pair facing off at the facility’s pond.

Footage posted by the Orphaned Wildlife Center on August 28 shows Kimmy, the smallest bear of her group, having it out with 23-year-old Syrian brown bear Randy.

According to the center’s website, Randy would like to think he is the boss because he is the only male in his group — but really it’s Kimmy, a Syrian and black bear mix, who is actually in charge.

Founded by Jim Kowalczik, Susan Kowalczik, and Kerry Clair in 2015, the Orphaned Wildlife Center, based in Otisville, nurtures its animal residents, 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. Credit: Kerry Clair via Storyful

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