Spring Grizzly Bears

grizzly mother and cub playing
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The grizzly bear tours from the lodge on Minstrel Island run up Knight Inlet to the area of Glendale Cove.  By mid-May the mother grizzlies bring their cubs to the shore of Knight Inlet and start to make their way toward the Glendale estuary.  Berries are note yet ripe so the best source of protein is the sedge grass that grows in the estuary.  The cubs in May seem to have an aversion to water but by mid August when this picture was taken they rather enjoy the water as a way to cool down and play.