A 24-year-old, 880-pound Syrian brown bear at a New York wildlife center that specializes in caring for the giant animals enjoyed a round of bedtime belly scratches, recent footage posted on YouTube shows.
The Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York, nurtures orphaned animals in the hope they can be returned to the wild.
This video shows bear Leo give one of his carers playful nibbles as he receives a prolonged belly scratch.
Kerry Clair, who helps run the center alongside Jim and Susan Kowalczik regularly shares footage of bears such as Jenny to the center’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Credit: Kerry Clair via Storyful