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Black Bear Cubs - The Calm Before the Storm by David & Shiela Glatz
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These three spring Black Bear (Ursus americanus) cubs spent over an hour cuddled high up in the crook of the tree (about 80 feet above ground!), napping. They all woke up a few minutes before this image was taken. Seems chill and calm, right? Well it was, for about three minutes. Then all hell broke loose when the brown colored cub on the lower right decided that it wanted to be on top. Much pushing, shoving and biting followed. Even the cub on the far left couldn’t stay out of it. That cub got bit on the butt and the feet by both of the others but it didn’t budge. Amazing that no one fell out of the tree. Northern Minnesota.

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Black Bear Cub in Tree by David & Shiela Glatz
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Black Bear cub peeks out from a crook in a tree, about 70 feet above ground. His Black Bear Mother had treed him and 2 more of his siblings. The trio would chase each other from one end of the tree to the other, effortlessly jumping from one branch to the next. Amazing. Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, Orr, Minnesota.

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Wet Black Bear Navigates Wet Tree by David & Shiela Glatz
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Spring Black Bear (Ursus americanus) cub navigating his safe place high in the tree. Heavy rainfall the night before made for a soggy little cub and a somewhat slippery surface. No worries for the cub, though - he alternated between dozing at the top of this tree and exploring the lower branches, all morning. Very agile little guy, particularly since he was about 60 feet up. Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, Orr, Minnesota.

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Safe Place for Black Bear Spring Cub by David & Shiela Glatz
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Tiny brown-colored Black Bear (Ursus americanus) spring cub hugs a tree while checking out the photographers. Agile climbers even at this young age, these bears climb high to escape larger bears and other threats. Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, Orr, Minnesota.

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Climbing Black Bear Cub with Attitude by David & Shiela Glatz
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Black Bear spring cub (Ursus americanus) climibing a tree. Mother Black Bear had “treed” this cub and his two other siblings. The trio would effortlessly climb up and down 70-foot spruce trees for play, and pretty much ignore the calls of their Mom to come down for dinner. Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, Orr, MN.