Anyone up for a game of tetherball? With a bear??!?
Meet Eli. He's an orphaned bear who lives in Animal Ark Zoo in Reno, Nevada and the owners of that facility plan to release him back into the wild someday.
How does learning to play everyone's elementary school favorite recess game play into the animal's rehabilitation? It's unclear. But it's not un-cute!
Watch the footage now and then prepare to be equally AWWW-inspired by this look at an orphaned elephant playing with a dog: