Bearproof: Watch Grizzlies Test Gear for Bear Resistance

Ever wonder how that YETI cooler or bear canister receives its bear-resistant certification? There’s a testing center in Montana where bears attempt to rip into products.

From Great Big Story is a thoughtful look into bear testing titled “The Wildest Product Testers in the Biz.” The video examines the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in Montana and its bear-resistant certification process.

The center pits bears against prospective bear-resistant products. They bait the items with the animals’ favorite foods and let the hairy behemoths try to break in for an entire hour.