Look at me! I'm a big bear! Sissy says,"Such a show-off!"

This photo shows Bobby standing up while Sissy looks on.  Did you know that bears often stand up on their hind feet like Bobby is doing here?  Because they are flat-footed, like humans, they can do this easily.  Even adult bears will stand erect at times.  Unfortunately, many people think that when a bear stands up it is getting ready to charge, but this is not true.  Usually, when a bear stands up it is trying to get a better sense of something that it saw, smelled, or heard.