Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!

[Blue barrel tumbles over and over]

Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!

[Thunderous appause]

Ehnehnehnehnehnehn

[Later…]

"I lurve my blue McBarrelsons."

Lurve_my_blue_mcbarrelsons

Blue barrel, Polar Bear and Sender-inner Elizabeth B. Take a bow.

Comments

  1. First?

  2. gloom raider says:

    It’s a polar bear keg party! Wheee!!

  3. Elizabeth B. says:

    I suppose I could bow, but the bear’s doing most of the work. Go bear, go!

  4. Okay, this is one of my favorite captions. EHN!

  5. Agh! It’s Owen Wilson again! He really is everywhere.

  6. Aww!

    “Fweeeeeee!!! I get fish if I do this! WAHOO!”

  7. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Polars are the most adorable bears ever.

  8. Elizabeth B., we *demand* you take a bow. your pictures are teh awesomeness.
    the second one is one of the best evar.
    /golf clap

  9. Which zoo is this at? It looks familiar …

    ehn! Polar bears! I want one! ehn!

  10. Megs this is the best caption ever … It totally makes the pic …
    And the adorable polar bear ain’t so bad either …
    ::smooches and huggles::

  11. I just snorted at my very proper working desk. Fabu!

    And Mr. Bear here seriously need another bear for companionship…

  12. it’s cute, but it could KILL you. and i’d bet it wants to kill us all.

  13. Qte bear! Teh feetsies in teh air are just *too* much!

    I find myself saying “ehn!” alot now. Anyone else??

  14. I think this was taken at the Bronx Zoo… I recognize the rocks in the background :-)

  15. Polar Beears are beautiful in many ways. One problem, they say, “I will leeeeek you” backwards.
    “I will keeeeel you.”

  16. Squeee!! Giant pawsitude!! So cute, yet so deadly.

  17. this totally made my morning! what a cute set of pictures. someone please domesticate polar bears immediately so that I may have one as a pet!

  18. balsamicdragon says:

    OMG, I think I know this polar bear! He was on a baby animal show, “Growing up Polar Bear” I think? He had been rescued in Alaska after his mother was killed. I remember it because he had this blue barrel that he _really_ loved, and when they sent him to a zoo they asked him to give him a bigger blue barrel to play with :)

  19. Pyrit, they don’t even say it. They just go ahead and leeeek us backwards.

  20. Polariffic!

  21. Thank heavens for cutie pie bears… they make a bad day good. :o(
    Going to go cry some more… boohoo

  22. Yay for people with my name having adorable pictures posted on CO!!! (Also an Elizabeth B.) And for the giant pawses of dooom! The paws that refreshes.

  23. Subhangi – You are right. Polar Bears are all, “Talk to the PAW.”

  24. It’s like he’s auditioning for a Seaworld job. He’s like: “Check it! And I can throw the barrel up like this and I can…”

  25. Looks like SeaWorld in Australia…

  26. NebraskaErin says:

    Precious! Polar bears are so playful, I love watching them at the zoo.

  27. Polar bears are deadly!

    Also deadly are koalas, but I still want one! I’ll just stay out of the reaching range of the gigantic deadly claws!

  28. Polar bear toys!

    This reminds me of horse toys, an equally incongruous concept. Something about giant animals playing with toys is slightly silly.

  29. Hahaha …

    I dare someone to try to stick one of THESE in their rack.

  30. Polar bears are the BESTest!

  31. “I dare someone to try to stick one of THESE in their rack.”

    Oh, Teho…I think the chopping gauntlet has been thrown down.

  32. Is that the polar bear from the Baltimore zoo?

  33. I lurve the polar bears. Especially the lazy polar bears. The active ones… even moreso. Look! He’s a-movin’!

  34. Polar bears: cutest unstoppable killing machines ever

  35. actually, i am pretty sure it is San Diego. notice the lack of green in mr polar bear’s coat. They were the first to put in a saline water system for their polar bears. it looks like that enclosure.
    Cute Cute Cute. this site makes my day at work better.

  36. Is this Aphun from Anchorage Zoo?

  37. [trying not to notice RedZ’s/Missa’s hints]

  38. Everybody seems to think this bear is their bear!

    My newfie’ll look a lot like him! Awww! I can’t wait to get my newfie!

  39. The bear sure works hard for the money.

    PB:”I’m money baby! I’m a star!”

  40. I’d love it if this was Magnet from Baltimore, but I don’t think it is… the exhibit isn’t quite right. It’s going to be really tough to tell because lots of zoos use similar materials in their exhibits (grey rocks) and for enrichment (big blue kegs). Very cute pictures!

  41. hey ceejoe, I say ‘ehn’ all the time too! Ever since Meg captioned that Japanese flying squirrel taking off and saying, “Ehn!” Gets me every time.

  42. Elizabeth B. says:

    Oooff, go to class and everybody tries to claim the bears. Karen wasn’t far off actually – these were taken at the Central Park Zoo last summer.

  43. Ha ha!! So its OUR bear with Mr. Blusey McBarrelsons. They are purty bears but I’d never try to pet one let alone let it near my rack! ;)

  44. OMG! Too CUTE!!

  45. pookiepuff says:

    Aww! It looks like he’s saying “I love you barrel!” in the second picture. I wish I could go swimming with him! ^.^

  46. pookiepuff says:

    So I only now read the captions because I was so overtaken by the pictures at first, and I realized he’s already saying he loves his barrel. hehe!

  47. jennifer11 says:

    he’s so adorable.

    and i now i want a coke.

  48. Darron Flaugh says:

    Can i have Him for a pet Please.

  49. Random Polar Bear Fact: Polar Bears fur is actually clear. Their skin is black to attract the sun for warmth so their fur is “clear” to light the sunlight through. Because there is so much it appears to be white…We will now return you to your regularly scheduled cute.

  50. sorry that should have been “let the sunlight through” not light. I’m a tard. :)

  51. That upper picture is just… I cannot even find words for what it is. *happy*

  52. They are so cute when they start playing in the water. We were at the St Louis zoo, watching a bear playing with a giant ball in the water.
    He’d roll it up the side of the pool, to the top of the ‘hill’, then with one solid “bap!” of his head, knock it in, the belly flop on it.

    A crowd watched him, and would applaud a good polar belly flop.

    We could have sworn that the bear knew what applause was, because he’d do something else cute, then look at the crowd like, “Well? Wasn’t that cute enough?”

    Such playful guys!

  53. balsamicdragon – I saw that “Growing up…Polar Bear” on Animal Planet too. ^5’s for Animal Planet! And a mighty “SSCCOOORRREE!!!” for Mr. Polarbearisons

  54. Something just popped into my head. Has this bear ever dropped his barrel on his head?

  55. i recognized it as the central park zoo immediately – my girlfriend and i were there last spring and were treated to the male polar bear doing a very naughty thing to himself!

  56. fancyclaps says:

    Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears!

  57. Martha in Washington says:

    Jon, I once saw a walrus at the Pt. Defiance Zoo in Tacoma try to master his domain. It was very weird especially with all the little kids asking “Mommy, what’s he doing?”

  58. ~o Iiiii don’t wanna work!
    I just want to bang on me drum all day! o~

  59. Now this is meg at her best :-) go bear go!! I love an EHN piccy there hasnt been enough lately lol! :0) too many tock tobers LOL

  60. So awesome! I’ve secretly wanted a polar bear for a friend ever since reading The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. Except I guess it’s not a secret anymore…

  61. living proof that you don’t have to be small to be completely adorable.

  62. cool_catnip_buzz says:

    Cue the “Sabre Dance” music. The bear looks like he’s spinning the barrel in mid-air.

  63. Oh, Layla, I want to go to the St. Louis ZOo! do they still feed the bears at 4 pm?

    (will always remember teh twin child lemurs and teh patient elder lemurs)

    The Tulsa Zoo had an excellent polar bear inclosure outside it ws him and his pond. Walk inside (it was a whole building exibit on the artic biom) and that side of his tank was plexiglass.

  64. Is it GUS, my beloved Gus from the Central Park Zoo?? Oh I’m sure it is!

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