Watch as this mother black bear sends her cubs up a tree for some early climbing lessons.
This time of year, young bear cubs are exploring their surroundings, as the “toddler” stage sets in and they emerge into the world of the wild.
Thanks to the YouTube channel BearsForever, we get a glimpse of the mother-offspring relationship as the youngsters learn the ropes of a valuable black bear tool: the ability to climb trees.
Though black bears aren’t true hibernators, they do stay in their dens during their winter dormant periods. Around mid-winter they’ll give birth to blind, helpless cubs, and emerge in early spring to search for food.
Mother bears typically keep their cubs around for two years.
Ever encountered a black bear in a tree?