China – A viral video of a bear at the Hangzhou Zoo is creating quite a stir among people who believe it is actually a person wearing a bear costume. In the video, the bear is standing up, looking at zoo visitors, and from the back, she appears to have on “saggy pants.”
Zoo officials have spoken up to address the rampant rumors, and they insist that the Malaysian sun bear really is a bear, not a person in a costume. According to zoo staff, the four-year-old bear’s name is Angela, and though she may stand (and wave!) like a human, they insist that she truly is a bear.
Some people who have viewed the video have stated that they WISHED it was a human in a costume because the enclosure looks depressing.
Others have admitted that it is common for sun bears to stand upright like a person.
What do you think? Human in a costume or a sun bear?