Having a shitty day? Polar bear cub to the rescue!

Having a bad day? Let me help you with that. Or rather, let this three-month-old polar bear cub from the Aalberg Zoo help you with that.

Feminists: we don’t like bunnies, but we sure do love fluffy carnivorous snow mammals!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ Jessica “Jess” Victoria Carillo

    So adorable!

  • http://feministing.com/members/caracolquiscol/ Carmen

    Thanks for the video, I really love it, but knowing that this cub has been born trapped in a zoo makes me sadder. We sure do love fluffy FREE & WILD carnivorous snow mammals!

    • http://feministing.com/members/mj24/ MJ

      I’m 100% in favor of zoos and the work they do, but even I get pretty depressed seeing polar bears in zoos. They tend to take captivity far worse than other species.

      My reaction to this video was pretty much, “Aww. . .how cute. I wonder how long until he starts walking in circles for hours on end.”

  • http://feministing.com/members/deafbrowntrash/ deafbrowntrash

    Sofa king cute.

    now i wanna go home and hug my cat really tight

  • tpaperny

    I *was* having a shitty day (shitty few days, actually) — how did you know, Chloe?! This warmed my heart. If only snow in NYC was clean enough to roll around in…