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Black bear cubs learn to scamper up trees (sort of)

What are the best trees to climb if you’re a small black bear cub? This adorable BBC Earth clip, narrated by Julia Bradbury, shows how these young bears’ climbing instincts are tested by the red pines, cedars, and white pine trees of the Minnesotan Northwoods. Ewok-style humor ensues.

The clip is from the BBC series Planet Earth Live, titled 24/7 Wild stateside.

Next: More bear videos, including these Curious Andean Bear Cubs and Bears in the forest: What goes on when you are not there.

Plus: A mother raccoon teaches her kit how to climb a tree and climbing into the treetops with a chimpanzee cam.

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