Bear family cozying up after nursing at Lake Clark. Seen here are a sow and her two grizzly bear cubs cuddling together. Having just nursed, this mother enjoys a snuggle with her babies. Resting on the sandy beaches near Silver Salmon Creek, just west of Homer, Alaska, the tall grass and evergreens are nursing grounds for these cubs. Bear families stay together for 2-3 years before the young brown bears go off to create families of their own. Bears have developed a remarkable language to express emotions within their complex social structure. Just like human children, these cubs will learn how to speak from their bear parents.
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