Mother grizzlies give birth in the late winter, so these cubs are probably about six months old, and likely still nursing at their mother’s breast. They’ll remain with their mother for two to three years before heading out on their own.
Play-fighting is an important way that bear cubs learn survival behaviors. Fortunately for the cubs, they’re most often born in groups of two, so they always have a partner ready to tussle.
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