You would think that a person with a set of binoculars and a camera would be able to tell the difference between a fake gorilla and a bear, but time and time again, these folks prove that I overestimate them.
Yellowstone National Park is home to some of the most pristine wildlife. The park attracts millions of tourists each year, many of who come just for the chance to see these wild animals.
Grizzly bears are the larger of the two species found in Yellowstone, weighing up to 600 pounds. Black bears are smaller weighing more around 300 pounds.
Bears are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and animals. During the spring and summer months, bears primarily feed on vegetation like berries, grasses, and roots. This often brings them to the sides of roads where there is more vegetation growing for grazing.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the few places in the United States where visitors can see bears in their natural habitat regularly. With millions of people comes lots of stupid tourists. As a local in these areas, it would be frustrating by times to deal with the herds of people.
But, why not have some fun with them?
These folks grabbed a gorilla costume and had themselves a laugh for the ages.
One of the boys headed into the woods and trampled around as if he was a bear on the side of Yellowstone road.
The other fellas just sat back and watched. This was enough to draw a massive crowd hoping to just catch a glimpse. At one point a man even comes over and starts telling the men absolutely insane facts about bears.
People have binoculars out and can’t tell that this is not a bear.
Talk about a good laugh with the boys. They summed up what happened in the caption.
“This is 2008 footage of a friend in a gorilla suit which appears to be a bear. Since tourists are not familiar with much wildlife, if there is even mention of a bear the tourists stretch out for miles trying to get a look at him.