Grizzly Bear with two two-year old cubs

Grizzly mother and cubs

Grizzly mother fishingThe abundance of salmon in the Glendale River means the grizzly bears are not very aggressive and tend to be more tolerant of each other.  This makes for a safer location for mothers to bring their cubs to learn to fish for salmon. The first photo provide by James O’Donoghue shows a mother leading her two cubs into the fishing area and by their size these cubs would be in their second summer with mom. It is time to learn to catch salmon as it could be their last year before they are on their own although some cubs do spend a third season with mom. If you check out the waters around the bears there are not many salmon in the river so it must be early in the season this means today’s lesson may be one in patience.