Bear

How One Bear Fought for Our Forebears: The Polarising Effect of Animal Mascots on Human Conflicts

Ania Poullain-Majchrzak | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Ania Poullain-Majchrzak

Around the same time that a snake was gobbling up a sleeping drunkard in India last week, several artists and dignitaries assembled for a wine and cheese evening in the safe environment of the Polish Embassy in London. The reason for this gathering was to celebrate the city of Edinburgh's recent decision to approve construction of a monument to a bear with a storied past.

Janey Godley's Daughter Ashley Storrie Returns to Comedy and Tells of Lugs, Bear & Gangrel

John Fleming | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Scots comedienne Janey Godley's daughter Ashley Storrie has decided to take up comedy again, after a gap of about 11 years (depending on how you calculate it). Ashley got her first acting part at the age of three as 'the wee girl in the metal tea urn' in the movie Alabama.

PHOTO: Hungry Bear Summons Keeper For More Food

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Comedy

"I say! Waiter! Excuse me! Honestly - what does a bear have to do to get some service round here?" (Sorry - we went a bit "Johnny Morris" for a moment...

WATCH: Wave Back To The Bear!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Look, everyone! There's a bear over there and he's waving to us. Let's all wave back politely. No, not like that. OK, that's a bit better. L...

WATCH: Bear Vs Scary Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever wondered who'd win in a stand-off between a large bear and a medium-sized woman? If this video is anything to go by, it's not necessarily who you...

PHOTOS: Polar Bear Turns Into John Travolta

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Comedy

You'll never guess what wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski stumbled across during a recent trip to the Arctic Circle. A disco-dancing polar bear c...

Bears Drink 100 Cans Of Beer After Break-in

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Don't you just hate it when a family of bears break into your holiday cabin and drink all your beer? Then do spare a thought for poor Norwegian Eve...

WATCH: Bear Appears In California Family's Swimming Pool

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

This bear is called Larry. Not by other bears, you understand, but by the teenage girls that discovered him in their family swimming pool outside thei...

WATCH: Adorable Bear Cubs Form Cuddling Conga Line

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Bear cubs are cute enough on the own, but when they're cuddling each other? In a conga line? It's enough to make even the hardest hard man weep. S...

PHOTOS: Bear Tumbles Out Of Tree After Being Hit By Tranquiliser

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

A black bear which wandered onto a university campus in the US state of Colorado was filmed falling from a tree after being tranquillised for the safe...

WATCH: Polar Bear Does A Handstand

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Comedy

In our time, we've discovered some astonishing bear-based wonders. There was the image of some Russian brown bears "working out" in front of a camera,...

LOOK: Russian Bears Photographed 'Working Out' In Zoo Enclosure

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Comedy

It's not often that we wish we'd been to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, but today we do. We really do, in fact. It's all because of this e...

WATCH: Texting Man Surprised By Massive Bear

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Here in Britain, stories of 600lb bears strolling down the street are relatively unheard of - but in California, well, occasionally some pretty crazy ...

WATCH: Bear On A Swing, Anyone?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Comedy

We've waited a long time for this, but finally it's here: a bear on a swing. Sure, he looks pretty nonplussed about it all, but the fact remains... it...

WATCH: Bear Plays 'Leg Guitar' Better Than You Ever Could

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Comedy

'Leg guitar' is one of those instruments that everyone can play, but not everyone can really see. Think of the badminton racket banjo or the mobile ph...

WATCH: Bear Cub And Baby Wolf Have The Cutest Playfight Ever

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Once upon a time, Lil' Bear (a grizzly bear cub) and Tula (a baby wolf) were four and three months old, respectively. They were also best friends, and...

WATCH: Bear Walking Upright... Real Or Fake?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Comedy

We need your help, Huffington Post UK Comedy readers. We need your help with a very tricky bear question - and as you well know, we take bears very se...

Watch: Bear Cam To Livestream Cub Birth

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

A camera streaming a live feed of pregnant brown bear Freja from a remote town in Northern Sweden makes strangely addictive viewing. Swedish brown ...

WATCH: Bear Hitches A Lift Into The Big City

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

A black bear casually rummaging through garbage in the centre of Vancouver surprised residents after he hitched a lift into town on the back of a rubb...

YouTube Clip Shows Grizzly Bear Waving Back To Little Girl (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Comedy

When bears crop up in the news, it's normally to do with nature documentaries or horrific attacks in the wild. Today, not so much, thanks to this ...

LIFF Coverage: Day Two - Short Film Comp. 1/Breathing/Inbred

Julian Benson | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Julian Benson

Today was the screening of the first part of the Leeds International Film Festival short film competition. It'll be continuing over the next few days and I'll be there to bring you the my thoughts on the shorts.

VIDEO: Eats Shoots And Pees: Panda Gets Rude Awakening

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

A panda blissfully taking a daytime snooze under a tree was given a rude awakening by a vindictive mate at a zoo in China. In an act of blatant pan...