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Meet the dancing polar bear who thinks he’s John Travolta
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London, September 05, 2012
First Published: 12:22 IST(5/9/2012)
Last Updated: 12:26 IST(5/9/2012)
Bear's day out: Polar bear cub Flocke walks through her enclosure at the zoo in Nuremberg.

In a series of astonishing photographs, a one-year-old bear is seen swinging his hips and striking poses uncannily reminiscent of John Travolta in the classic 1977 disco film ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

With paws dripping in meltwater, the bear started his routine on one leg, before swinging his hips and arms to his own beat.

He even captured Travolta’s iconic pose from the movie poster, one arm aloft, the other by his side.

But rather than showing off his excellent dancing skills, the cub was actually making his first tentative steps towards standing upright.

“The bear was trying very hard to stand up and keep its balance,” the Daily Mail quoted wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski, who caught the moment from a nearby boat, as saying.

“Young bears are always trying to stand and get a better look at what’s around them, as their mothers do, but they are incredibly unbalanced.

“This curious and overexcited cub was trying to get a better look at us as we passed a few yards away on the skiff,” he added.

Kazlowski, who specialises in images of polar bears, took the amazing pictures from Bernard Spit, a narrow strip of land extending from Northern Alaska.


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