2023—Cubs Will Be Cubs

The Kodiak Brown Bear cubs were drawn to a large driftwood tree partially submerged on the edge of the river. It seemed to be a place where they could reliably snag salmon, possibly because the salmon’s upriver journey was slowed by the branches under the water. But the cubs weren’t always focused on fishing. The cub on the right rose up and started pushing this branch up and down. Its sibling noticed and jumped up to help. Their pumping accelerated as the two cubs rocked the branch faster and faster. Predictably, the branch snapped and the game was over. Cubs will be cubs, but then they had to return to the business of fishing for salmon.

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