This cute cuddly bear combo huddles together for warmth in an afternoon rain shower. The pair are sleeping on the banks of an Alaskan river, resting after fishing their meal. The larger bear is the mother of the young cub. A female bear is called a “sow.”
Adult female grizzlies can be differentiated from their male counterparts by their lack of a distinctive hump. Male grizzlies have a large hump near their shoulder blades, while females have flatter backs.
Normally solitary creatures, a Grizzly sow and her cub will be together normally for 2-3 years before the sow will urge the cub to leave. Once her old cub leaves, the sow will seek a new mate.
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