Polar bears are some of the most fascinating animals in the world. They are the largest land predator and live in one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But what happens when a polar bear is introduced to a new activity, like Crochet?
In 2016, a video went viral of a polar bear named Siku learning to crochet. The video was filmed at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Canada and showed Siku nimbly manipulating a crochet hook with her paws. It was amazing to watch and quickly led to Siku becoming a crochet celebrity.
Since then, Siku has appeared on numerous TV shows and crochet websites. She even has her own line of crochet patterns. All of this is a bit surprising when you consider that polar bears are typically solitary animals. But Siku seems to enjoy the attention and seems to have a real talent for Crochet.
So how did a polar bear like Siku learn to Crochet? It’s believed that she was first introduced to the activity by her zookeepers. They would often leave balls of yarn and crochet hooks in her enclosure for her to play with.
At first, it’s thought that Siku just enjoyed chewing on the yarn. But eventually, she started to manipulate the yarn with her paws and soon learned how to make basic stitches. From there, she quickly progressed to more advanced techniques.
Now, Siku is a crochet superstar and an ambassador for her species. She’s shown the world that polar bears are intelligent and adaptable creatures. And she’s also given people a new appreciation for the art of Crochet.