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Video Extra: Bear Bath

Posted at 7:14 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 10:34:12-04

A black bear named Takoda at the Oregon Zoo got a chance to splash around in a tub of water while waiting for zoo visitors to return.

The 10-year-old, 400-pound bear hopped into the 300-gallon tub after keepers filled it with water and put in one of Takoda's toys.

In 2010, he was found orphaned in Montana, hungry dehydrated and weighing less than three pounds. He arrived at the Oregon Zoo after being nursed back to health.

The Oregon Zoo is currently closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking donations through its emergency recovery program.