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Grizzly Bear Cub Photo

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs with tags , , , , on September 23, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear cub photoA grizzly bear cub munches on sedge grass in Katmai National Park.

Grizzly Bear Viewing

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs, Grizzly bears and people with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear viewingA grizzly bear viewer in Katmai N. Park watches a cub who is waiting for his mother.  The mother dropped off her two cubs to sit with the small group of photographers while she fished the river for salmon.  Grizzly bear mothers in certain areas of Katmai N. Park, who are habituated to bear viewers, have learned that humans are safe.  They also have learned that being near bear viewers is a safe place for their cubs to rest.

Grizzly Bear Cub at Brooks Falls

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs, Grizzly Bears Fishing with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

photos of grizzly bear cubsThis second year grizzly bear cub is taking a salmon out of the river below Brooks Falls.  Her mother had caught the fish, but she let her two cubs figure out how to walk out of the river carrying large pieces of salmon.  Mother bears coach their cubs in various ways to prepare them for fishing on their own.

Grizzly Bear Cubs Photos

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs with tags , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bear cub photoI watched an interesting scene with grizzly bear cubs unfolding at the lower falls at Brooks Falls in Katmai.  This little grizzly cub ran up a tree in fright when he saw a grizzly mom with two other cubs approach.  This cub was with his two much larger siblings, and he was clearly the runt of the litter.  Although grizzlies are not known for climbing trees, cubs are small enough to clamber up trees for safety.  He was so scared, he pooped all over himself!

grizzly bear cub photosI was impressed with how his larger siblings stood at the base of the tree snarling and growling to defend the little runt.  Their mother, who was out fishing in the river, seemed unconcerned with the approaching grizzly mom and left the cubs to defend themselves.  Eventually, the second mom went in the river to fish, leaving the yearling cubs to work it all out on their own.  Both sets of cubs growled at each other for a while, but eventually just settled down to wait for a fish from their mom.

Cute Grizzly Bear Cub Photo

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs with tags , , , on July 15, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

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Grizzly bear cubs

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bear cubsAt an early age, grizzly bear cubs become comfortable in the water.  Cubs have to follow their mother through streams, lakes, and tidal zones in preparation for fishing and scavenging for sea life.

Grizzly bear fishing for salmon

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs, Grizzly Bears Fishing with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

fishing bear  A third year grizzly bear cub stands on his hind legs to search for salmon.  In shallow water, grizzlies can see the salmon’s dorsal fins swishing through the water.  Looking from above makes it easier to spot their prey.

grizzly cub in Hallo BayLater that day, this young grizzly bear catches his first salmon!

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