Making quick work of it...
It takes our caretakers two days of layering and waiting to properly freeze a watermelon in a block of ice but it took the bears about 15 minutes each to get them apart and into the good stuff inside.
Through a combination of claws, teeth and tongue the bears notched some scratches and indents in the ice and then used that as a spot to get grip with teeth or claw. Once they get a grip the incredible power of both a grizzly bears claws and teeth becomes evident. The ice breaks apart fairly easily and inside the tasty watermelon is revealed! Then let the gorging begin.
Check out below for a few more photos of Coola working on his ice block!