Kali is an orphaned baby polar bear living at the Alaska Zoo, and if you watch her play you will literally be able to feel stress flowing out of your body.

[protected-iframe id=”e3c19847256f780386e54369e3870118-5104299-30166106″ info=”http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2410110445_k7GWNBM?albumId=28414136&albumKey=jKXVgZ&width=600&height=360″ width=”470″ height=”282″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]

Grist relies on the support of generous readers like you. Donate today to keep our climate news free. All donations matched!

Kali has a bittersweet origin story, according to Laughing Squid:

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.

After realizing that the polar bear he shot was a mother with a cub, hunter James Tazruk told the Anchorage Daily News that he tracked down her den, crawled inside, and found Kali. “I’m not going to hurt you. I’m going to take you home,” he told the cub, “just don’t bite me.”

I obviously have some INTENSE FEELINGS about dudes going around shooting polar bears, but I also have intense feelings about people rescuing orphaned cubs so we’re going to call this one even.

[protected-iframe id=”6fffd68768b0637304c7e195a39ba408-5104299-30166106″ info=”http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2413467355_MTKrGvz?albumId=28414136&albumKey=jKXVgZ&width=600&height=360″ width=”470″ height=”282″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]

Anyway, Kali is doing well, has grown to about 18 pounds, and is so cute I could spit.

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.