It’s incredible watching a mother bear teach her cubs everything they need to know in order to successfully survive out in the wilderness.
According to Bear With Us, mother bears are able to successfully teach their cubs everything possible in only two short years, before they’re left to fend for themselves out in the wild.
In that time, cubs taste what their mother eats, but cannot chew the food until they’re teeth fully fill in the spring.
They also teach them how to leave their scent along the way, by rubbing on trees, in their tracks, and through their urine.
With that being said, here is a perfect example of a mother bear teaching her cub how to leave its scent by rubbing on a tree.
The video perfectly displays the demonstration by the mother black bear, with her cub watching and copying her every move in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida.
The caption reads:
“A Florida black bear teaches her cub to scratch and leave scent on an old creosote post in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The post has been chewed down but is sturdy and I believe the creosote may hold scent longer which is why bears like to use them.
The cub loves it as they have been here before. Actually, generations of Florida black bears visit this location in a secluded Oak Hammock in the amazing Big Cypress Swamp.”
Pretty incredible, check it out:
Black Bear Chills In A Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Hot Tub
This bear is living his best life.
Todd Trebony, a Georgia doctor vacationing at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee got an unexpected visitor recently when a black bear stopped by to enjoy the hot tub.
And tell me that’s not the most relaxed bear you’ve ever seen in your life.
With everything else going on, all I want to do is slip into a hot tub out in the mountains and not give a damn about anything else.
That’s the kind of relaxation I’m aiming for in 2022.