A dog named Bella–half Golden Retriever and half Australian Shepherd, with a dose of chicken in the mix–nearly jumped out of its fur when it was surprised by a polar bear springing out of the water like a jack-in-the-box last week at Zoom Erlebnispark (Zoom Adventure Park) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The man who posted the lively video believed the polar bear had dinner on its mind, calling the video, “Polar Bear tries to eat dog.” Watch:
Fortunately the thick glass partition protected the embarrassed four-legged creature, who became a bit more chummy with the bear once it realized it was safe. The poster told GrindTV Outdoor that Bella comes from Carlsbad, California, where his wife rescued her eight years ago when the dog was 1 year old. So perhaps that’s why it was a bit jumpy.
The unidentified little girl, on the other hand, only slightly flinched. It reminds us of the little girl who had a stare-down with an African lion earlier this year in this viral video. What’s up with these brave little girls, anyway?
Now, as far as your other question, why is a dog at the zoo?
“It’s a super animal friendly park/zoo where the animals are full of life (as you can see from the video) unlike a lot of other zoos I’ve visited,” the poster told us.
OK, maybe he was referring to the zoo animals and not the fact you can bring in dogs. The real reason dogs are allowed in this zoo? So people can create videos like this one.