Bear at MN Zoo smashes window, doesn’t escape

You’ve got to like a bear with spunk.

One of the three bears (insert obvious joke here) in the Minnesota Zoo’s “Russia’s Grizzly Coast” exhibit picked up a rock and repeatedly slammed it against a window pane until it cracked, the Star Tribune reports.

Robin Ficker, who was visiting from Maryland, said the bears were wrestling a little after 9 a.m. when one of them picked up the rock and went all grizzly.


No one was hurt. The exhibit was closed.

The perpetrator was identified as Kenai.

“He didn’t know what he was doing. He was just being a bear,” the zoo’s animal collections manager, Tony Fisher, told the paper.

  • MrE85

    They used to call the grizzly “Ursus horribilis,’ the horrible bear. Now we know why.

  • Jeff

    Inside job. Who provided the rock? Was there a getaway car?

    • jason

      yah, I heard that it was flint like the stones down by the railroad.

  • Dana

    He just wanted to wake up his girlfriend, without her father hearing. Later he will play In Your Eyes on his boombox for her.

  • John O.

    Obviously, the MN Zoo has a bear that really digs its work.

  • kevins

    Boo Boo made a boo boo.

  • Jeff

    “He didn’t know what he was doing. He was just being a bear.”

    Wish I had that excuse next time I smash up the office.

    • John Peschken

      How do THEY know the bear didn’ know what it was doing? Hard to know for sure what a bear is thinking. They lie a lot.

      • Jeff

        Yes, I’d never turn my back on one, unless I was running away.