What do bears do at the zoo all day? According to this song from Sesamstraat, the Dutch version of Sesame Street, the bears sit around looking unamused until they can go home again. The lions don’t look very amused either.
In Een Beer naar de Dierentuin (A Bear to the Zoo), a popular animated video on the Sesamestraat YouTube channel, this bear bikes through the city every day to work as a bear at the zoo. No one seems to notice his commute.
Sesamstraat has aired continuously in the Netherlands since 1976, just five years after the U.S. version debuted. Een Beer naar de Dierentuin also appears on Sesamstraat‘s 2014 Dutch album Ik Vrolijk Mij Op Met een Liedje (I Make Myself Happy With A Song).
Watch more animated bear adventures:
• Creature Comforts, Nick Park’s Oscar-winning short
• Stay In Queue (2006): A lesson about staying in line
• The bear who never breaks the rules
• Bare: A bear adjusts to nature at his new house in the woods
• Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни-Пух) by Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk
Bonus: 100 people answer the question, “How old are you?” in Dutch.
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