Grizzly Bear Sow Protecting Her CubA large mother grizzly protects her cub, a tiny young spring cub, just born the previous winter. The mother bear keeps an eye out for predators or other threats while the young cub cuddles his mother for warmth lost due to his wet fur.
The pair of bears have been fishing in a salmon-saturated river. Every summer, salmon migrate upstream to spawn. Grizzly bears congregate in huge numbers on the banks of Alaskan rivers to feed off of this swollen food supply. Salmon is one of the staples of the grizzly bear's diet.
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