baby bear

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baby bear

slang A highway patrol officer who has only recently started in that line of work. Possibly a reference to Smokey the Bear, a cartoon character who wears a hat similar to those sometimes worn by the highway patrol. I can't believe you let that baby bear give you a ticket—what a rube.
See also: baby, bear

baby bear

n. a beginning highway patrol officer; a rookie cop. (see also Smokey (the Bear).) Some baby bear tried to arrest me for speeding, but I conned him out of it.
See also: baby, bear
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So both the siblings would also appear to be adopted, just like the baby bear cub.
The footage reportedly shows that while the baby bear is screaming, the mother bear was shown racing around the cage and throwing herself at the metal mesh in a bid to get back to her cub, who is then pushed down into a wooden box while it is still shrieking, and is nailed shut with a wire cover.