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Barney the bear stands up for a spoonful of grape jelly from his trainer, Ruth LaBarge, just as a gust of wind lifts up the corner of her shirt.

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Barney the bear stands up for a spoonful of grape jelly from his trainer, Ruth LaBarge.

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Doug Chadwick roars along with Tank the Bear at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah.

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Doug Chadwick waves with one of the trainees at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah.

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The star of Dr. Doolittle II, Tank the Bear is trained to “open wide”

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