Sunday, April 26, 2015

CUB CACHING AT KATMAI

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In a post I wrote a long time ago, I talked about the phenomenon of cub caching. This is where a grizzly sow will leave her young cubs near a group of human observers as a form of infant protection. The idea is that the cubs are less threatened when cached near a group of people because large males (which are often the individuals that kill cubs) are less likely to go after the cubs in the presence of a group of humans, while if the female took her youngsters out in the middle of a group of fishing bears they would be in greater danger. 




If you want to read more about the bears and this caching event see this post on these blog posts:

http://goodgrizzly.blogspot.com/2010/01/malevolent-mothers-and-bruin.html

http://goodgrizzly.blogspot.com/2010/01/malevolent-mothers-and-bruin_28.html

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