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Female black bear carries one of her cubs in her...

Available Comp Size: 233 x 350
Caption: Female black bear carries one of her cubs in her mouth as she descends an evergreen tree in northern MN.
Scientific name: Ursus Americanus
Copyright: © Richard P. Smith
AGPix ID: AGPix_rpsmith402_0152
Photo Alignment: 35mm (vertical)
Comments: Black bear cubs spend a lot of time in trees. When their mother is ready to move on, she calls to them and they normally come down. Occasionally, cubs don't obey their mother's calls. When this happens, the female sometimes climbs the tree and retrieves the cub, as shown in this image.

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Richard P. Smith
814 Clark St.
Marquette MI 49855



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