Two spectacled bear cubs doing a clumsy tightrope walk at Frankfurt Zoo

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These two spectacled bear cubs – one year old twin brothers, born 25.12.2014 – have learned many things since they were born, but walking a tightrope is not one of them. After the smallest brother wasn't able to conquer the alcove in the rock face wall he decides to walk the tightrope sideways in search for his own spot. Well, clumsy as he is, this spot is right on the ground after a funny dive. As you can see, his mother comes running towards him to see if he is alright. He's fine and does not pay any attention to his worried mum. Big brother then decides he will show how you walk a tightrope, but I am not convinced his success is due to skill or pure luck. See for yourself......

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