Grizzly Bear Mother Protecting Cub

Here is a video posted by Brad Josephs, the bear viewing guide who trained my husband and I to camp safely with bears.  The video shows a grizzly bear mother getting uncomfortable when another bear gets too close to her cub.  The cub is quite large, probably in its second or third summer.  This is a great display of the grizzly bear posturing and vocalizations that occur when a grizzly bear’s personal space is invaded.  When females have cubs, they often require more personal space and are more disturbed when bears come near.

Also notice the clicking of cameras and voices of the tourists sitting nearby while Josephs films.  All bear viewing tourists on the Katmai National Park coastline walk on the ground with the bears.


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