As reported by CBC, here you go: a video showing at least one bear in British Columbia opening car doors with ease:
How easily? Well, this particular bear is probably planning to take up driving next. (I expect the video may go viral. But it is starting out in Canada, so perhaps it hasn’t hit the U.S. yet.)
The CBC story quotes a conservation officer as saying people in bear country – and campers – tempt this sort of bear attention by stashing food or garbage inside vehicles. He says: Don’t do it! Bears will try to gain entry and can do considerable damage. Food needs to be stored in bear-resistant containers.
Not that those are always a sure thing, according to this 2009 Adirondack-area article in the New York Times.
It appears bears are smart enough that smarter-than-average bears are amazing indeed.