Lotso Tree-Huggin’ Bear

SWITZERLAND — Police and protesters clashed during the Ursine Environment Summit today, as demonstrators upset over deforestation of the Hundred Acre Wood chained themselves to treetops and had to be forcibly removed.

Cub reporter Jorden C. contributed to this article.



  1. Colonel Jenna says:

    To call the talented Jordan C a “cub” reporter is unbearably ursine.

  2. skippymom says:

    Love how the little guy on the ground wants to help but doesn’t know how. And when the other one is finally out of the tree, he runs away from mama like “oh crap I am so in trouble”!

  3. “When I get you down here . . . . you’d BETTER run, Mister!!!”

  4. That Mama means business!

  5. Was anyone else kind of waiting for it to fling the baby like a catapult?

    … No? Oh.

  6. “Young man, you get down here RIGHT NOW!!!”

    Brings back memories — though Mom didn’t actually knock me out of the tree.

  7. LOL re: cub reporter!

    I really am wondering why that little guy climbed the tree in the first place, and why he ran away after he came down. Was he really going to be disciplined? Did he steal food from Mama Bear? Inquiring minds wanna know…


  8. TracyFlick says:

    huh huh ha he!

  9. Mama bear named Bjork? She could have gotten her kid down pronto with a few seconds of her piercing, atonal singing.

  10. chanpon says:

    That cub is sooo busted!

  11. @Trixie, he would be auditioning for the Flying Backyardinis 😉

  12. tweetie says:

    I can just hear her scolding….”Don’t you make me come up there and get you!”

  13. I am laughing/terrified. I didn’t know bears could climb trees?

  14. @Jim – haha, that’s a good one. this vid is super cute in a wtf kind of way.

  15. Yes indeed, bears climb trees. So that’s obviously not a safe place to go if you’re being chased!!

    My take on this is that baby bear probably was only looking up while he was climbing — what great fun! But looking down and then trying to get down — whole different story! Kinda’ like I’ve seen happen with kitties before they get their tree legs. *snort* 😉

  16. 260Oakley says:

    Young Clawed wanted to branch out, but Mom totally grounded him.

  17. Oh my! Shades of me and my mom when I did something stupid!
    The only thing missing was the mama bear saying:
    You think I’m being mean? Wait t’ill your father gets home!

  18. Lucy Loup-Garou says:

    Little bear on the ground: “I told him not to, Mom, I told him you’d be mad, I TOLD him it was stupid and we’d get in trouble; I told him I’m not climbing any trees, but then he was already up and then you saw us and..and…Mom?”

  19. This is a demonstration of what happens when one healer tries to support two tanks… and if you get that reference, you’re as big a geek as I am.

  20. This video always makes me crack up:)

  21. dedicated moma bear

  22. Anne Boleyn says:

    Shouldn’t that hover text say, “TimmmmBEAR!”?

  23. omg i laughed so much watching the video in a point i tough the poor bear was going to be catapulted from the tree lol that mama bear must be so mad and still trying to catch the cub lol

  24. @Trixie #5: ROTFLMAO! Am now wiping iced tea off my monitor. TY. 🙂

    My father used a similar technique when my brother did this as a child…

  25. @Kevin: You got my laugh of the day … many a corpse run came to mind.

    @Theresa: That might be the giddiest I’ve ever seen a dog. Between the bouncing, and that crumpled up, tongue sticking out face – I’m sure he’s giggling off-mic.

    Mama Bear sure is nimble for a gal her size. 😉

  26. Somehow their behavior looks so human when they do stuff like this!

  27. I thought that tree was going to act as a bearapult at any moment and send the little cub flying.

  28. I came in here to post that this looks more like a “Don’t make me come up there and get you” situation than a “Bears protest Hundred-Acre Wood deforestation” but I see others have beaten me to it.

    Poor Mama. She looks kinda frustrated at times in that vid.

  29. leeleemarie says:

    poor baby bear…too afraid to climb down….”Help me mommy get me down!!!”

  30. Baby on the ground: “Mama, if I help get Bobby down, can I have a ride?”
    Bear in the Tree: “MOOOOOOOMMMM, STOP IT! I’M GETTIN’ SICK!”
    Mama Bear: “You better get your furry butt down here right this minute, buster!”

  31. AuntieMame says:

    Kevin, I’m half a geek. I understand the reference (my first alt is a healer), but I’m not getting how this video is a demonstration of it???

    And Trixie, I was totally waiting for baby bear to go flying through the sky! (And get stuck in the hunny tree, mayhap?)

  32. Vorsicht, Bärchen!

    @260Oakley: Nice!

  33. “Young man, get down here this MINUTE!”
    “But Maaaa….!”
    “Don’t make me come up there!”
    ” But MAAAAAA…..!”
    ” That DOES it! Here comes Big Mama! You…oomph…little…uff…stinker…uh oh.”

  34. knittinkitten says:

    You know the bebeh bear cub on the ground was saying “You’re in trouble!”
    the entire time!

  35. Bear vs. Physics

  36. BStrange says:

    Cubapult at the ready!

    Anyone else reminded of the Calvin & Hobbes strip in which Calvin pushes the car into the ditch instead of the driveway, runs away, and his mom finds him up a tree?

    Hobbes: “That’s not a bear, it’s your mom.”
    Calvin: “AUGH! Even worse! Climb higher!” 😀

    Also, @ Kevin: “/raid Tree healer says TIMBER!”…?

  37. BStrange says:

    Bulldogs on a trampoline. Oh, Theresa. The jowl flappage!

  38. P. Earl says:

    @TracyFlick – That guy at the end made me laugh the most

  39. MommaMackie says:

    Having three cubs of my own, I can SOOOOOO relate to what this fellow Momma Bear was feeling as she tried to shake that little $#%& out of the tree or at least get him down to where she could get her paws on him! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!! Can’t blame him a bit for running. Pity we can’t understand bear talk, isn’t it? Or is it? Maybe for the best that we don’t, in this situation…..

  40. it’s all fun and games until someone loses a picinic basket

  41. PS: This vid really needs a cartoony “BOI-OI-OI-OI-OIOIOIOIOIOIOIOING!!!!!!” sound effect.

  42. BStrange says:

    Theresa: #7 or #12 from Boings, or maybe #3 from Springs…


    (Note: If one gets “stuck”, click the button to play another sound, that should fix it.)

  43. Mary (the first) says:

    So, where were the people that were taking the video? In a tall building, obvy, but I heard children so it wasn’t an office building and then that means there are BEARS in the back yard of Apartments (or something) with children .. yikes!!

  44. BStrange says:

    Mary (the first) – the title of another video I found which appears to feature the same bear and cubs, is titled “Erstes Video der Bärenbabies im Bärenpark Bern” = “First video of the bear babies in the bear park Bern”. So luckily for all concerned, nope, not a backyard. 🙂

  45. BStrange says:

    Here we go. Beware the cubfloof! “Björk with her babies Urs & Berna enjoying the spring sun in the Bärenpark in Berne”:

  46. BStrange says:

    Oh, and don’t miss the epic battle in “#3 Urs & Berna”, either. Rarr!

  47. Cub reporter – cracked me up. “Don’t make me come up there!”

  48. Rachael says:

    Between the “Don’t make me come up there, mister” and the bouncing bulldogs, I could not possibly be happier or more entertained. Ain’t animals just the best!!!!!

  49. Run, baby bear, run

  50. One Skunk Todd says:

    Awwww, poor tree, never stood a chance. Glad baby bear’s ok though.

  51. This happened to my husband and his brother as children – they were hiding from their mom and climbed a tree. Except Mom went and got a chainsaw.

    Fortunately for the tree, my husband, and his brother, she couldn’t get it started. Dad didn’t help when he came home and laughed at her.

  52. this is the awesomest thing i have ever seen 🙂

  53. I kinda felt sorry for the tree… it was just sitting there all quiet-like, then it’s day was ruined. (It couldn’t bear the pressure…)

  54. mama bears are the best.

    i love how the little fella on the ground is trying to help.

  55. Mod-in-Training says:

    [can i just say? this is one of the finest comment threads i’ve read on CO. lots of smiling and laughing going on over here.

    you guys rock.


  56. Maribeth says:

    I bet that’s why we don’t see any BIG trees in the park!

  57. BStrange says:

    Good thing it wasn’t a rubber tree, or cubbie would be in low earth orbit.

  58. Worst mother of the year award.

  59. BStrange says:

    Nah, the filial cannibals have had that one in a lock for years. 😉

  60. @Kevin: color me geek. Just started my new guild! Oh yeah, I know what you mean–I love playing my cleric (especially turning undead) but not when I’m in a pickup group and some idiot tank keeps running ahead. . .

  61. Katrina says:

    Aw, Mommm, he said I could go up next…..sulk, pout, sullk, sulk, pout……

  62. HAHAH that cub on the ground was trying to help

  63. LovesDogs says:

    What I catch you, young man, you are going to get a spankeee.

  64. sorry, but that is so old about 60 days old. By the way here the news, ursine is a male bear too.