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.

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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.