Grizzly bear cub copies mothers walk

 Mother and Cub walking

This photo from late August with a mother grizzly and cub in synchronized walking was taken at the viewing stands on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. The lodge is permitted on the stands after August 24th each year.  This is timed to be several weeks after the spawning salmon have arrived in the river and gives the bears time to return to the area to fish. By looking at the lack of belly on this female grizzly she and her cub need to put on allot of fat if they are going to survive the winter.  A grizzly will lose up to 40% of its body fat during hibernation so they must start with extra fat to survive.