Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 9, 2012

Viral video: Grizzly bear cub, wolf cub play together

CNHI News Service

It’s like something out of a children's book: A bear cub meets a wolf cub and they become the best of friends. Even though they are different species and ferocious predators, the unlikely couple stays pals for life.

That's the true story of Lil Bear and Tala, a grizzly bear and wolf at the former Woodland Zoo in Farmington, Pa. A video posted last week by Dennis Crossland, a previous employee of the zoo, shows the two best buds wrestling in the zoo gift shop six years ago.

The video says Lil Bear and Tala remain friends today, and shows pictures of the two together more recently.