Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Monrovia Bear Takes Dip In Family Pool

Support your source for local news!
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

Two teen sisters in Monrovia spotted a black bear taking a leisurely dip in their family pool.

They told KTLA that they thought he might be passing through for a quick drink but were shocked when the bear climbed in and helped himself to a relaxing swim. They captured it on video from the safety of their kitchen.

The swimming bear from Monrovia may be trying to upstage the meatballs and baklava-loving bears from Glendale. On May 17, a "new" black bear was spotted enjoying baklava and leftover chicken from a neighborhood receptacle.

Officials said that it might have been the famous 500-pound "Glen Bearian" who enjoys meatballs, oranges and tweets at @The Glendale Bear.

Support for LAist comes from

Most Read