Footage posted on YouTube by the Orphaned Wildlife Center shows just how much two of the upstate New York sanctuary’s resident bears love playing with one of their carers.
Jim Kowalczik, bear whisperer and cofounder of the center, can be seen in the video gently wrestling with the bears and playing hide-and-seek.
“All the bears love to play with Jim, but the girls really love to roughhouse with him,” the sanctuary wrote on YouTube.
The center, based in Otisville, often shares eye-popping videos of Jim and other workers engaging with the animals in its care to its YouTube channel and Facebook page. Credit: Kerry Clair via Storyful