The mother of two young spring cubs reclines in a grassy meadow while her cubs nurse. The mother keeps her head elevated in order to assess threats and keep her young protected. Female grizzly bears have six nipples spread out across their body to enable feeding while they are curled up in hibernation inside their dens.
Both mother and cubs tend to take a nap after feeding. Cubs nurse for up to three years.
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