Black Bear Cubs See Bison For The First Time & Their Reaction Is Priceless

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There’s a first time for everything, and this video below captured what is likely the very first time these black bear cubs laid eyes on a bison.

There’s no telling what the small bears were thinking as they took a pause from following their mother to check out the big beast towering nearby in the open field. It doesn’t look like the mother bear even bats an eye at the horned creature as she leads her offspring through the grass, but the cubs sure did have an interest in what this other animal was.

One moment, the cubs are trotting along in the path behind their mother, and then the next, they are all frozen in curiosity as they stand up on their hind legs to get a better look at the bison. Their pause was enough to get the attention of the lonesome bison, who turned its head and peered over at the small fuzzy creatures (probably thinking “take a picture, it lasts longer”).

And just as fast as they stopped to take a peek at the bison, their mother gave them a signal to get a move on, and the cubs dropped back down to all fours to catch up. They might not know what a bison is for the time being, but soon enough, they’ll find out that big ol’ bison can make for a pretty good meal.

Check out the special moment that was captured below:

Let’s hope for the bison that it doesn’t run into that same group of bears once the cubs get a little bit bigger. The mother bear could orchestrate a showdown that would most likely end badly for the bison.

Instagram users that viewed the clip were appreciative that they got to see the moment that was beautifully captured, while others hypothesized about what the mother bear probably told her cubs after the fact:

“What a scene to witness.”

“They way they stand up with their little ears all perky. It’s so sweet to see that childlike innocence/curiosity in all aspects of nature like this.”

“I wish more stuff like this popped up in my ‘algorithm.'”

“Even bears know: ‘Don’t pet the fluffy cows.'”

“Scrolling through all the toxic crap and every once in a while you come across a beautiful gem.”

Nothing like the innocence of children… even bear children.

Bear Cubs On Trail Cam Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

Okay, regardless of how dangerous they grow up to be, there’s no denying that bear cubs are one of the cutest creatures on the planet. Of course, it’s why people are so intolerant of bear hunting, even mature bears.

Much like human toddlers, they just stumble around, seemingly in awe of the wide world they find themselves in, climbing on whatever presents itself, eating what mama finds, and honestly just living their best life.

Of course, they can grow up to be absolute savages, but hey, you’ve got to enjoy them while you can.

Like in this video, where we see a mama bear and her two cubs meandering through the woods when something out of the ordinary appears.

A photographer/videographer had set up some cameras in the woods to try and get some cool shots of wildlife and they sure did, but more of the adorable variety, than majestic.

The two cubs immediately see the camera and just have to investigate. One fearlessly climbs on top, pulling the lens down, while the other just does some sniffing.

Short, sweet, and to the point.

Man, you just gotta love nature.

Black Bear Cubs Go For A Dip In The Pool In Gatlinburg, Tennessee

That’s a bit more than they paid for a night at the Airbnb.

Black bears are the of the most commonly found species of bears in North America and they can be found in many parts of the United States, including Tennessee.

These large animals are known for their distinctive black fur and their omnivorous diet, which means they eat both plants and animals.

In terms of size, male black bears in Tennessee can grow to be quite large, weighing between 300 to 600 pounds and standing up to 6 feet tall on their hind legs. Female black bears are typically smaller, weighing between 150 to 300 pounds. Despite their large size, black bears are excellent climbers and swimmers, which allows them to access a variety of habitats and food sources.

As human populations continue to grow and expand into bear habitats, conflicts between bears and people are becoming more common. For example, black bears may raid bird feeders, dumpsters, or garbage cans in search of food and they may also come into close contact with humans while foraging for food in residential areas.

Bears are a curious and intelligent animal. As much of as it is a treat to watch them doing anything, it is important to watch for them if you know they are in the area.

This family had rented out an Airbnb in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, when they noticed they had to share their pool.

As they looked out the back window, three black bear cubs had overtaken the pool and were happily going for a dip to cool off.

The family was shocked about it and the mother has an all-time quote.

“Oh my god, they climbed the fence. And now these water puppies are like ‘I don’t know how to get out’.”

Water puppies is a new one for a black bear…

Either way, that’s the risk you run in bear country. This is some hilarious stuff.


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock