Sunday, April 26, 2015
CUB CACHING AT KATMAI
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: