This was a good day with the bears. This is a common scene in the spring when mothers bring their cubs to the beach to feed. The run up Knight Inlet on the grizzly bear tour day to the Glendale River estuary is 40 km (26 m) and the last 5 km (3 m) is often referred to as the nursery. The mother grizzlies bring their cubs to this area to avoid the larger males in Glendale Cove. Remember grizzly mating season runs from May to early July and this places new cubs in danger.
This photo shows a large male black bear in the late fall. Late fall because it has had a long time to fatten on all the berries and the protein it scavenged from the beach. On your first evening on the lodge we go on an hour plus tour looking for black bear and every trip from the lodge runs along the shore looking for black bears. This past season all the guests saw grizzlies but not everyone saw a black bear. The berries were plentiful this year and lasted longer than normal so there were fewer bears on the beach. However the bears we saw were big.
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