Grizzly Bear (Photo) Credit Michel VIARD (iStock)

Grizzly Bear in British Columbia Canada

Photo Credit: Michel VIARD, (iStock).

A mother bear is seen in an adorable video carrying her three cubs across a river last summer in Wisconsin. 

A family captured the scene while on a fishing boat when they witnessed the bears in the water. The mother bear can be seen in the video holding the three cubs steady on her back while trying to keep her head above the water. 

While one cub jumps into the water near the bank, researchers say black and brown bear cubs usually don't swim until they reach about 30 pounds.

All four bears safely made it across the river and climbed up the bank before darting back into the woods.

In a similar incident, a mother bear was caught on camera trying to wrangle her cubs across a busy roadway.

Black bears are common in Colorado. If you happen to see one, do not ever try to approach or feed it. Observe and photograph bears from a safe distance. If your presence causes the bear to look up or change its behavior in any way, you are too close.

Read more about bear encounters and what to do from Colorado Parks and Wildlife here.

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Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.


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