Cute Bear Cub

Photo credit: Nikolai Zinoviev

There’s no denying that fully-grown bears are something you don’t want to encounter while trekking, but stumbling upon one of their little ones, is an entirely different story – as long as their mothers aren’t ready to tear you apart for photographing them. Did you know that bears by nature have far superior navigation skills to humans, as well as excellent memories, a large brain to body ratio, and also use tools in various contexts from play to hunting? Continue reading for more.

According to Bored Panda, “During their hibernation, momma bears of various species lose as much as half of their body weight while their nursing cubs grow rapidly off of their milk. Some momma bears go so far as to consume their cubs� waste � to keep the den clean and to recycle their lost nutrients.”


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