Bi-Pedal Bear Mystery Solved

Wildlife expert says the N.J. bear is most likely walking upright because of an injury to its front paws.
1:54 | 08/08/14

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Amy, big update on yesterday. Remember that big mystery in New Jersey. We first showed you this video on Thursday. The bear walking on two feet. So many people are sharing the video and we were all wondering if it was real so we sent ABC's Ron Claiborne to find out. Reporter: See for yourself. That expert tells ABC news it's not someone in a bear suit, they say it really is a bear standing on his hind legs and walking as comfortably and smoothly as a person. I think he walks better than you, don. He stuck his head up at first then he stood up fully and then he started to walk. There it is. There it is. Reporter: This sighting caught on camera July 19th. The bear ampbling down oak ridge, New Jersey. That is a bypedal bear. Two weeks later there he goes again. He's looking at me. It's scary at first but after you've seen it a couple of times it just becomes weird. Reporter: He says local residents have nicknamed this bear Vinny. It turns out state wildlife officials have been monitoring him since he was reported back in June. They say he's a juvenile under 3 years old and weighs about 250 pounds and he is walking upright because his two front paws are injured. More than likely it was a car accident. Bears can walk on their hind legs very well. Do you see him. Reporter: Officials say the bear and his bear brethren are not a danger to people. And they have no plans to capture or relocate him. Live and let live. Ron Claiborne, ABC news, new York. Oh, they can't help him with his paws? I'm surprised they're not going to capture him. If only to give him medical help. When he notices the cameras shooting him he gets down on all fours like, wait. I don't want anyone to -- There he goes. Yeah, he's like -- Oh, he is -- look, very -- you can tell. It is funny until you hear it might be a bad thing. We wish him well.

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