Bear Ignores Ball to Play With Stick at New York Wildlife Center

A brown bear resident at an animal rescue center in Otisville, New York, delighted in playing in the facility’s pond, footage posted to YouTube on October 6 shows.

The bear, named Leo, is estimated to weigh close to 900 lbs by the Orphaned Wildlife Center, and despite being “around 20 years old,” looks like a cub bursting with energy as he dips in the pond and plays with a stick, ignoring a large red ball floating nearby.

The center, based in Otisville, often shares eye-popping videos of workers engaging with the animals in its care to its YouTube channel and Facebook page. Credit: Kerry Clair via Storyful