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11/21/2013 10:00 am ET Updated Dec 09, 2013

9 Vintage Photos That Prove Bears Are Awesome Forever

Bears always have been and always will be totally awesome, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Here's why:

  • They'll take your photo
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    Photographer Bert Hardy's son, Mike Hardy, being photographed by Ming the panda at London Zoo in 1939.
  • They'll ride bumper cars with you
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    Two dodgem car passengers are surprised to see Susie the circus bear bumping into them at the fun fair attached to Bertram Mills Circus in Olympia, London.
  • They'll go skinny dipping with you
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    All right, let's get this party started. (circa 1940)
  • They help the environment
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    Let's see what we've got here. Any salmon?
  • They're super classy
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    Two sophisticated brown bears riding on a bicycle and side car in 1928.
  • They'll teach you how to ice-skate
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    Most premium ice-skating bear in all of Russia... A Russian skater being pulled along by a bear on a frozen river around 1925.
  • They drink together
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    Three black bears sit in a circle and drink from glass bottles, Indian Head, New Hampshire, early 20th Century.
  • They'll drink with you
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    Bear chugging something good in Paris, 1930.
  • They've just got personality
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    Trained bear named Rosie rehearsing for a radio program
  • They're just so glamorous
    Art: HuffPost

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