Yoga Bear

The Guardian has a photo gallery of Santra, a female brown bear, doing what looks an awful lot like yoga stretches one morning at the Ahtari zoo in Finland. A human visitor named Meta Penca took the photos. Her asana series went on for about 15 minutes. In an accompanying story, a yoga teacher guesses that she's probably doing this "to stay sane" in the unnatural, crazy-making captive zoo environment. I'd have preferred to hear from an animal behavior expert in the article, but I do have a hunch he's right.