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.
Video of the cub sensing danger
Hope that you enjoy.