Watch this sure-footed bear cleverly hunt his dinner dangling just out of reach
Bhalu the sloth bear is a puzzle solver.
If you’ve got crosswords or Sudoku to complete, a bear might not be the first port of call for a bit of help.
However, Bhalu, a sloth bear at Philadelphia Zoo, has shown he’s quite the puzzle solver – when there’s a pinata full of food at stake at least.
Somebody (Bhalu) was very excited (and determined) to get his recycled #EarthDay treats! Thanks to Zoo Educator Dani for sharing this great clip.Posted by Philadelphia Zoo on Monday, April 23, 2018
That footage shows Bhalu, a five-year-old male, tasked with bringing down a pinata of recycled newspaper and filled with his favourite edible treats from a tree.
Helped by his excellent sense of smell, exceptional climbing abilities and three-inch claws, Bhalu proved more than up to the challenge.
Bhalu’s task was set for Earth Day, but has since been widely shared on social media.