:ezlol: I love this gif
Not sure if trained... or just trying to *nom* his head through the bars....
Could've been a circus-lion and trainer.... Guys hopping into the Polish bear-pen to wrestle an old comrade wasn't unheard-of.
Voytek lived out the rest of his days in the Edinburgh Zoo, where he passed away in 1963 at the age of 22. It was said that he always perked up when he heard the Polish language spoken by zoo guests, and during his life in there he was always being visited by his old friends from the Polish Army – some of whom would throw cigarettes down into his open arms, some of whom would even jump into the bear enclosure and wrestle with him for old time’s sake.