Brown bear and cub
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) mothers are known for fiercely protecting their young cubs. Twins are common, but a healthy, well-fed mother may give birth to triplets. The small cubs leave the den in April/May but grow quickly as they feed on their mom’s rich milk and learn to eat vegetation and other food sources familiar to their distinctive region. While the cubs are curious and playful, they are well-tuned to their mothers huffing sounds alerting them to potential danger. This little cub is taking a ride not only for safety but to get a better view above the tall grass
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