These two first-year grizzly bear cubs spotted on a morning tour try to stay as dry as possible as they wait for mother to catch them another salmon. It is September 6th and the mother is still quite thin as she has to feed her cubs plus put on enough bulk to survive hibernation. Fortunately she has two months to achieve that goal.
Prior to having access to the viewing stands on August 25th Grizzly Bear Lodge tours are in the river estuary and the tidal portion of the Glendale River. On this day our first sighting was a mother grizzly waiting in the river for salmon to swim close but after we had watched for a while it seemed more like she was in the river to get away from her second year cubs. The three cubs were in constant battle along the shore and in the water. When they spend that much time playing you know they are well fed and mom just wants some quite for a time. May need to click on the photo to view the grizzlies to the right.
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