Bear Walking Upright: New Jersey Bear Walks On Hind Legs, Video Goes Viral (Watch)

August 8, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Bear Walking Upright

Bear walking upright video is a hit on the internet. The clip of a black bear walking upright and digging for food, in trash bins in a New Jersey neighborhood has gone viral and many believe it might be a hoax. But it is not, experts say the bear was walking upright not because he wanted to imitate humans but because he was injured.

Earlier this week, a New Jersey resident took to Youtube where he posted a video that showed an enormous black bear walking upright like a human being and opening trash bins searching for food.

The hungry animal crossed a street and opened several bins before walking, still in an upright position into a wooden area and disappeared behind tall trees.

The clip, which was uploaded by Ian Bohman from Jefferson Township on August 4th, has almost one million views.

Mr Bohman, who filmed most of the unusual scene from his front door (and was brave enough to walk a little closer to the mammal as it went in the forest) used the following caption:

“This bear was seen at 5:50 a.m. on August 4th in Jefferson Township, New Jersey.”

Many assumed it was prank that maybe Jimmy Kimmel cooked up.

But as it turned out, it was not a human in a bear costume, but a real animal on its two legs because it was injured.

Kelcey Burguess, a black bear biologist who works at the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife has revealed that there is big possibility that the animal was hit by a car.

Burguess looked at the clip and deducted that the bear might have suffered injuries in its paws and an elbow, and was therefore forced to stand on its back legs to move around.

The wild life expert plans to monitor the sick bear from a distance and leave it heal naturally.

Authorities are asking residents not to feed the bear because that might create a dangerous situation.

If people spot the bear that is walking upright they are advised to call the authorities.

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