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Playtime in Lake Clark

February 4, 2015

I never realized just how playful bears are until I traveled to Lake Clark National Park in Alaska last summer. This particular sow and her year-old cub seemed to have a wonderful relationship and enjoyed playing on the beach and in the meadows.

Here are just a few of the entertaining moments.

bear cub and sow playing (1 of 1) web

 

bear cub and sow playing (1 of 1)-3 web

 

bear cub and sow playing (1 of 1)-4 web

 

bear cub and sow playing (1 of 1)-8 web

 

bear cub beach web (1 of 1)Do you mind if I play with this stick???

 

 

bear cub beach web (1 of 1)-2I guess you do!

 

 

bear cub beach web (1 of 1)-3Whoa, mom, just kidding!

 

 

catch me if you can (1 of 1) web

Catch me if you can!

 

bear cub beach web (1 of 1)-4 Friends again, right?!

 

For more pictures of my Alaskan adventure feel free to browse this gallery.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2015 9:32 pm

    Bear’s play is also training for future protection. They are very fun-loving for sure. Great photos Beate

    • February 4, 2015 10:21 pm

      Thank you, Bob. I always knew that cubs have play fights to practice for the future, I just did not realize that the mothers might take such an active role in it as well. Maybe this one even more so since it was her only cub and had no siblings to practice with.

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