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Is this a bipedal bear or a man in a bear suit? You decide

Is this a bipedal bear or a man in a bear suit? You decide
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Remember "The Dress?" What about the cat on the stairs? Those arguments are done. The dress is really blue and black and the cat on the stairs is going ... well, we may never know which way that cat is going. That is, until the owners of that photo come forward.

Now, it's time to put those arguments on the back burner. There's a new very important and pressing debate that has the Internet divided: Is this a bipedal bear or a man in a bear suit? See the video below:

The video first popped up on reddit in .gif format, where it quickly went viral and instantly started the next great Internet debate.

What do you think? Is this a bear walking like a human, or is it really just a man in a bear suit? The Internet may be arguing, but I've found the real answer.

Embedded within the YouTube video's links is a link to the veterinarian who filmed the whole thing. Turns out, the vet runs a blog and has a cute story behind the bear's behavior.

This bear was rescued from bear bile farm where he was kept in tiny cages and fed very little amount of food, only to keep him alive so they could extract his bile liquid. With this living condition it’s not surprising that he’s malnourished, which is shown by how short his legs are and the body size is disproportionately small for his head size. He is much smaller than an adult Asiatic black bear of his age should be.

Before his current place was turned into a rescue center, it functioned as a zoo where visitors could feed him and other bears by throwing food from outside the fence. With his smaller and malnourished body, it is easier for him to stand on his hind leg because his spine can support his light body weight. Standing up and waiting for food slowly became a habit which he does on a daily basis now.

So there you have it. It's a bear. Not a man in a suit. Be sure to share this with those arguing otherwise!

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