As Jane Austen once said, "Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness." And it seems like its the same in the bear kingdom.
Apparently a whole truckload of apples makes for a delicious snack for a group of hungry bear cubs.
Writer, producer, and animal lover John Fusco dropped off a whole batch of apples for the black bear cubs at Kilham Bear Center in New Hampshire to enjoy. And boy, did they. The little furry cubs couldn’t contain their excitement as they munched away on the delicious sweet fruits. Some of the cubs even took their time to lay on the pile of apples while munching on a few.
And yes, as all producers do best, Fusco caught the adorable and funny moment on video where the group of young rescues delightfully filled their stomach on the bunch of apple he brought them.
But have you ever heard the sound overjoyed bear cubs make? This is your chance. Fusco was able to capture the moment on footage. The bear cubs can be heard in unison making an endearing sound as they devour the crunchy fruit. The sound is almost akin to purring.
“Have you ever heard bear cubs make their ‘sound of contentment'?” Fusco later captioned the video. After sharing it to Twitter, the video quickly went viral and racked up more than 600,000 views and over 25,000 likes.
For most people, when ask if they have ever heard this unique sound, the answer would probably be no, until they saw the video. This is maybe one of the rarest and most likely life-threatening opportunity anyone can get so close to a bear cub in the wild.
However, these orphaned cubs receive rehabilitation and care at the renowned Kilham Bear centre. Once these little fur balls are ready, released back into the wild.
“They’re obviously in a healthy sanctuary,” said Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation scientist and large carnivore ecologist. “It kind of makes sense that they would be cooing and telling us how great they feel.”
Donations such as the one Fusco gave the young black bear cubs, helps to keep them content and fed. And judging by their reaction to the gift, the adorable fluffy bears are more than appreciative of the gesture.