A pair of grizzly bear twins unwinds on the banks of the Chilkoot river near Haines, Alaska. The two six-month-old cubs have spent the day learning how to fish. One of the pair eats a salmon in the background, while the other one sits down and looks at the cameraman.
This pair of bear twins are consuming as much food as they possibly can in order to prepare for the upcoming Alaskan winter. These bears were born while their mother was hibernating, and have never spent a winter hibernating themselves. In order to accumulate enough body fat to survive the winter, the cubs must eat multiple salmon a day, in addition to scrounging for berries and nursing at their mother’s breast.
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