Bear Cub Learning to Climb a Tree

Black bears are known for their ability to climb trees. Black bear cubs learn at a very early age how to climb. They learn that trees are a refuge from danger and a great place to take a nap. Sows give birth to cubs in the January/February time frame while still in the den in hibernation. The cubs are ready to exit the den in 8-10 weeks to learn how to forage and climb trees.

We (my wife Beth and I) encountered this black bear sow and cub in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. This series of images and video tells a cute story. I am estimating that the cub is about 3-4 months old. The images were shot in early June of 2013.

 

Safe To Come Out To Play?

Safe To Come Out To Play?

On My Way

On My Way

 

 Let's Climb A Tree

Let’s Climb A Tree

 

Give Me A Boost

Give Me A Boost

 

 Up A Tree

Up A Tree

 

 Help, Get Me Out Of Here

Help, Get Me Out Of Here

Video of the cub sensing danger

Hope that you enjoy.

Rich

 

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~ by richardseeley on April 3, 2014.

3 Responses to “Bear Cub Learning to Climb a Tree”

  1. Just wonderful! Thank you so much! Corkie Ramey

  2. Hey Rich, Nice and cute pictures of the cubs. Baby animals are great subjects. I think your idea of doing a book on babiesĀ  is a good one and worth looking into. I just got a used Nikon AF-S 300 f2.8 on ebay and it’s the sharpest lens at f2.8 I have had and it works great with my Nikon 2x converter. makes a nice 600 5.6 just as sharp. Dick and Kathy were here last night and left this morning. We had a great visit as expected. It was great seeing all of you guys and hope we can do it again. Take care, Rod

    >________________________________ > From: Richard Seeley Photography Blog >To: furgoo@sbcglobal.net >Sent: Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:22 PM >Subject: [New post] Bear Cub Learning to Climb a Tree > > > > WordPress.com >richardseeley posted: “Black bears are known for their ability to climb trees. Black bear cubs learn at a very early age how to climb. They learn that trees are a refuge from danger and a great place to take a nap. Sows give birth to cubs in the January/February time frame whil” >

  3. I have heard good things about that lens. You will love it. Glad that you guys had a great time with Dick and Kathy. Did you get up to Squaw Creek?

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