Can bears shell peanuts? The answer is a definite yes, as demonstrated by an enthusiastic resident at a New York wildlife sanctuary.
Footage posted to YouTube by the Orphaned Wildlife Center shows resident bear Randy tucking into some delicious peanuts, which had been generously donated to the sanctuary, removing the shells with ease as he chowed down.
The YouTube description notes that, “Lots of animals eat peanuts here, but you might be surprised to know it is one of the bears favorite things.”
The description continues, “More amazing is how [the bears] shell them. Watch how Randy shells the peanut, pushes the shells aside into a pile and then eats the nut.”
Founded by Jim Kowalczik, Susan Kowalczik, and Kerry Clair in 2015, the Orphaned Wildlife Center, in Otisville, New York, nurtures its animal residents, in the hope they can be returned to the wild.