We often see mother and cubs while viewing the Grizzly Bears. Grizzly Bears are slow reproducers, but the mothers take excellent care of their young. These bears are near the river and the mother is doing a good survey for potential dangers before venturing out with her cub.
This past summer there was an abundance of salmon and as the previous post suggests many were allowed to drift down stream to the less fortunate. The other factor in salmon selection by the grizzlies is that they will often discard the male salmon (no eggs) but they still have other fatty parts. Several of the bears around the viewing stands did not waste energy chasing salmon rather they sat on the shore and eat those drifting by or in this case piling up on the bank. In this photo the mother had eaten her full and was heading for a rest while her two-year-old want another.
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