Adorable Baby Bears Wrestle

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Adorable Baby Bears Wrestle

by Lori Cuthbert

Stop what you're doing and let your heart melt for one minute.

This video of two bear cubs wrestling in the middle of the road is screaming around the Internet today, likely because it's ridiculously cute.

Jeff Molyneaux took the video near Yosemite National Park's Hetch Hetchy as he and his friends were heading home from a camping trip, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Facebook page.

The mother bear is browsing at the side of the road. After wrestling for a while, the bear cubs meander over to her and wander off into the woods.

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Why do young animals play? Nearly all of them do. Play is educational, experts say: when young animals play, they're learning things like how hard they can bite before their sibling howls in pain, something called bite inhibition.

Or they're learning how their bodies work, or how a tool works, if they're using one, or forging lifelong relationships. To play is to learn.

Hm, I wonder if the mother bear told them to go play in the road, like my mother did when I bugged her too much.

This article was originally published on Discovery News // Video via Jeff Molyneaux