Grizzly Bear Danger - Learn the Facts

Parents Instinctively Protect Their Young

Grizzly bears always protect their young and become very vicious when danger approaches.While they tend to be solitary animals, the female do protect their young. In Alaska sometimes a group of grizzly bears may be seen eating fish togetyher, but this is rare.

I saw this video and thought it was great. Even in nature, parents instinctively protect their offspring, primarily when they are very young. These bears have been clocked running 30 mph, so never think you can outrun them.

As parents we almost always still want to give our children advice or help them in any way we can well past their baby years.This does not differ from the instincts of the bears. We want them to be successful and if they can stand on their own two feet, then we know we've done a good job raising them. I consider this one of the most important jobs of a parent. However, when they are very young we must be protective for their safety more today than ever.

Terror of the Bear Cub

Baby Bear

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Female Bears Protect Young

The Momma Bear in the video is typical in nature, as the protector of her babies. I loved the way the mother bear licked the babies wounds clean once he was safe. It was one of those videos that make you feel good.

Throughout the animal kingdom, this protection of the parents seems to hold true. Is is love they feel or is it just instinct? Regardless, the animal kingdom seems to work in perfect balance. Man seems like the only one capable of upsetting this balance. Sometimes man has introduced new types of animals into a society where they don't belong. Yes, nature usually adapts but not always in a good way. Some of God's creatures just need to be left alone to survive without man trying to micromanage their world.

I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I did.

Grizzly Bear Facts

Grizzly bears are very distinctive with their concave shaped face, plus their hands are brownish or black and their pads are wrinkled. They also have a distinguishing shoulder hump which is actually a massive muscles which enables the grizzly bears to dig and use their paws as a striking force. They also have long curved claws which they use to excavate dens, plus they can dig up roots and bulbs of plants.They eat berries, nuts, fruit, fish and roots.

Contrary to popular opinion most bears flee when they detect a human being, however, they can be very aggressive. The bears life consists of finding mates, food and avoid being preyed upon. They are most active in early morning and early evening hours but rest during afternoon in daybeds they construct with dense cover to avoid the heat. They are fed heavily in the summer for the long months of hibernation.

The bears dig large dens for winter hibernation. Females often have twins during the winter rest.

Grizzly or brown bears were once throughout the mountains and the Great Plains. They have been reduced to 2% of the previous level in the lower 48 states. Although only 1200-1400 brown bears surviving now. Black bears are not endangered and it is legal to hunt for them.

Breeding and Summary

The weight of the female determines the number of cubs that are born, which is typically 1 to 3 cubs. Mating typically takes place between early May and July and the cubs are born at the end of January and early March. Usually a female grizzly bear will produce every 3 to 5 years. The Cubs will remain with her mother for 3 to 5 years, while the male is looking for a new female for breeding.

Grizzly bears are really fascinating animals. It is interesting how closely the mama bear watches her cubs. It's good to know that bears usually flee when they see a human, as you certainly wouldn't want to get too close.

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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Pamela, great hub and the video was fantastic. We have black bear in our area and the most dangerous time is when they have cubs. Thanks for sharing.


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DiamondRN 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

Well done, Pamela. I can watch nature videos all day.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Robert and Diamond, Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed the video. I Have always heard that the bears are most dangerous when protecting their cubs and I sure wouldn't want to get too close. Thanks.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Amazing video Pamela. There have lately been bear sightings in our area. When I was young they were primarily in the eastern panhandle of WV, but now they are ranging further.


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janiek13 6 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

Great video, I think I saw that movie when it first came out. I love nature.


partisan patriot 6 years ago

Pamela

Wow; not many things leave me speechless (politically speaking that is) but this shut me up. Not one single bad thing to say about Obama for the moment; but only for the moment!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

That is a classic. I am so grateful to you to bring it to our attention. Thank you.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Tom, I think a lot of wild animals move as humans take over more of their old territories. Thanks for the comment.

Janiek, Welcome to my HubPage. Thank you for your comment.

Patriot, I am so glad i could give you a break, however brief, for politics. Thanks for your comment.

Hello, I am so glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks for your comment.


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NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

What's sad is when the animal, whether it's a bear, wolf, or cougar, has to be put down because humans move further into their territory and the animal has no choice but to forage through trash cans.

In Alaska there were reports of wolves attacking humans. These wolves were getting into the trash left by people and becoming used to the human settlement as a source of food. This of course makes the humans who live there a threat.

Wolves do not attack humans by nature, nor do bears or other animals unless they are provoked or threatened.

Well written hub. :)


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

Thanks Pam, I enjoyed the video


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Nate, Thanks for visiting my hub and I appreciate your comments. It is sad for the animals because they are just trying to survive. Thanks again.

Sheri, Glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks for the comment.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

nice information. As a parent we have to protect our family when the dangerous come. Thanks Pamela.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Great hub and video. Haven't spotted a bear near me and frankly, hope I never do!


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

Pamela, the video was great. The protective instinct is a great trait in both humans and animals. Hope all is well with you, good hub!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Prasetio, You are right about protecting out young.

BPOP, I loved the video but that is as close as I want to get to a bear also.

Jiberish, Glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for your good wishes and I am doing better. The medicine seems to be working. Thanks for asking.


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Roberta99 6 years ago

Great hub, Enjoyed it much.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Roberta.

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