Grizzly Bear Cubs Clamming

grizzly bear cubs practice clamming in Katmai Alaska

Like human children, grizzly bear cubs learn by imitating their mothers.  Here, two grizzly bear cubs follow their mom as she is digging for clams.  I realized that their mother was leaving small bits of the clams behind for the little cubs to discover and eat.  This encouraged them to explore the holes left by their mom as she dug up at least 20-30 clams.  The cubs had fun chewing on the clam shells which had meat stuck to them.

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