Auckland, New Zealand played host to a brand new bear festival late last month, along the lines of popular Australian events Southern HiBearnation and Bear Essentials. The week-long program of events, called Bear New Zealand, was held at Auckland’s Urge Bar, culminating in hot French bear cub Eric (pictured) winning the title of Mr Urge New Zealand Bear 2010. He will compete at Southern Hibearnation this year.

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