Grizzly bear cubs usually stay with their mothers until they emerge from the den in their third spring. By then they should have learned skills essential for survival on their own. This is still, it is a dangerous time for young, inexperienced bears without the protection of their mom and siblings will often stay together for a while, some even denning together the first post-mom winter. Grizzly bears are very playful—cubs treat their moms like a jungle gym. They also play endlessly with each other and even older siblings will still play together as this photo shows. It is common to view bears playing and if the photos were taken out of context one would think they were actually fighting.
In the Knight Inlet area it is rare to see Black Bears feeding on salmon in the river. The reason for this is that the Grizzly Bears are the dominant bears and push the black bears out of these prime areas. The Black Bears tend to be more spread out and when the tide is low we often spot them rolling rocks on the beach looking for shore crab.Visit our Blog