Is It Actually Possible To Slut Shame A Bear?

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No, of course not. Right? Couldn’t be. Crazy to even ask. Bears don’t even feel shame, as far as we know. Or recognize the concept of a “cougar.” But something about the Daily News‘s approach to this story from the Queens Zoo, uh, sits a little funny.

Probably this part:

Spangles, a 23-year-old Andean bear at the Queens Zoo, is getting a hot French lover 21 years her junior in one last ditch effort to bear a cub.

How do you say “Voulez-vous couchez avec moi” in ursine?

The new stud is Bouba, who isn’t even fully sexually mature, but will replace Cisco, a 21-year-old bear with bedroom eyes and a strong libido — but an inability to breed.

Hmm. Well, once Bouba’s “legal,” we wish these two the best. Not a lot else to say here.

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