Grizzly Bear lodge’s grizzly tours from May to mid-August are in Knight Inlet’s Glendale River estuary. The bears come to this area to graze on the sedge grass and to turn over rocks at low tide for protein. However the large males which also appear have something else on their mind. Mating season runs from May to early July. Cubs are usually born between January and March. The female usually has two cubs. The cubs are blind and weigh approximately 500 grams (one pound) at birth. The cubs will grow to weigh 3-4 kg (7 to 8 lbs.) prior to emerging from the den in spring. The bear in this photo was in the area for several days until he approached the female in tomorrows posting.
As mentioned in an earlier posting grizzly bears are very playful—cubs treat their moms like a jungle gym. These twins did not want to leave their mother alone and this causes a problem. She had caught enough salmon and the cubs were content and wanted to play however she needs to continue fishing, as she requires many more salmon to fatten for hibernation. In this area with the large number of bears mothers cannot sent the cubs off on their own to rest or play they need to be constantly is her “protection area” for safety. So it becomes a fine balance between play for the cubs and food for mom.Visit our Blog