Cubs waiting to for salmon

Waiting cubsWaiting cug stays Dry

The mother grizzly bears on the Glendale River bring their cubs with them when they come to fish.  These first year cubs born in January or February are waiting patiently for a meal to be provided.  One is lucky in that it has a dry rock to sit on while the other looks less sure balanced on a wet and likely slippery rock. It is not uncommon to have an age mixture in the grizzly bears we view from the stands in the fall.  A mixture from first year cubs with mothers, sub-adult bears as well as fulls adults.  The abundance of salmon to eat and the short time to fatten for the winter does not allow time for much fighting.