Man is friends with a Kodiak bear - level 3

Man is friends with a Kodiak bear - level 3

19-01-2016 07:00

We all love a good bear hug, but few get to experience one in the literal sense.

Jim Kowalczik from the Orphaned Wildlife Centre in America has a furry friend with a lot of love to give. Sometimes too much… Not many have had bear saliva on their face and lived to tell the tale.

This giant furball otherwise known as Jimmy, a 20-year-old Kodiak bear, who weighs in at a huge 1,400 pounds (635 kilograms), is just one of the 11 species of rescued bears at the rehabilitation centre for orphaned animals.

As it’s clear to see, man and beast have a special bond, putting the saying, “I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine,” into good practice.

Difficult words: bear hug (a tight intimate hug), literal (exact), orphaned (parentless), furry (hairy), saliva (watery liquid in your moth), furball (a furry animal), huge (very big), species (a kind of animal), beast (a large or dangerous animal), bond (a close relationship), I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine (I’ll help you if you’ll help me).


What do you think about this friendship?

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