Maybe you remember play fighting with your brother or sister. In this video clip, two polar bear sisters played together in a large tub of ice, taking turns cooling their fur. It looks completely harmless and fun. Both polar bears are having a great time and taking turns like good siblings should.
The video comes to the internet via the Oregon Zoo, where the two polar bear sisters reside. Amelia and Nora Gray are sisters born one year apart. Polar bears are a threatened species because their habitat is slowly melting away.
These two sisters know how to make the most of the ice in the tub before it melts away. They dive in nose-first and roll around on their backs. The tub can’t hold both of them, but they take turns frolicking away.
At certain points in the video, it seems as if one sister is helping put ice on top of the other. They seem to really enjoy nestling their heads in the ice as if they want to descend lower into the ice pile.
Both of them obviously want in, but they have to wait their turn. Of course, each sister tries to gnaw her way into the tub while the other is playing.
If you’ve ever found a pool after a hot summer day, you’ll understand some of the motions these polar bears are making. Rolling back and forth while dipping their noses in the cold ice sure looks like fun for them.
The video is heart-warming, and it is nice to know these sisters have been rescued from a melting habitat. They have found a safe place at the Oregon Zoo, and the zoo staff seems to know just how to make them feel at home!