Bear cub slides all the way down the mountain, follows its mother, makes an impressive climb – Whiskey Riff | Hot Mobile Press

Drones are just awesome.

They allow us to see things from a bird’s eye view like we’ve never been able to before. Technology is improving rapidly, making good quality drones more affordable every day.

There are some obvious concerns about using them outdoors, mainly when hunting. Sure, they can be a great tool for scouting an area, but some people might use them to create a scenario that wouldn’t be considered “fair pursuit”.

They make a buzzing noise when they fly in and can startle wildlife in a certain direction, possibly just where a hunter might be waiting for the animal. Yeah, don’t be the type to ruin it for the rest of us.

But when they fly in remote non-hunting areas, they can take some pretty cool shots.

This drone captured a mother brown bear and her cub climbing a mountainside. The giant mother bear makes it to the top with ease. The hatchling doesn’t do it with as much grace, though…

The hatchling begins to slide, but catches itself and continues to climb, only to slide again. Again and again it loses its grip and slips. Then it finally nears the top, but the drone fly is nearby and startles the mother, causing the hatchling to fall again… only this time. It goes down the hill for the big slide.

All the way down…

However, it does not give up and runs straight back to it. This time it makes the longest climb it has and gets to the very top.

This hatchling may have some growing to do but I would say if it survives a few more months it will be ready to go.

It’s crazy what some of these animals can survive while always looking for their next meal.

Bear cub helps his little brother across the street

Mother bears are tasked with teaching their cubs how to successfully live in the wild in just two short years, from scent emitting to eating to scavenging and more, until they abandon their cubs to fend for themselves in the wild wild.

Of course, the mother bears will do everything in their power to prepare their cubs until they are left alone, and when viewers capture those moments on film, it’s quite heartwarming to see.

In this video we see a mother black bear leading her cubs across a road in Riding National Park in Manitoba, Canada.

As she waits for her cubs to come over from the other side, she notices that only one of her children is following her.

In fact, she seems to be telling one of her cubs that it needs to go back and pick up its sibling, so she sends it back across the street.

A few seconds later, the cub trotts back across the street, closely followed by its smaller sibling.

The person who filmed the sweet moment shared in the caption:

“While driving through Riding Mountain National Park, my family and I witnessed an amazing sight when a mother black bear and her tiny cub decided to cross the highway ahead of us.

The young cub reluctantly followed his mother and stopped several times. The mother bear then came back onto the highway to find out what the mugging was.

The little boy then sped back to the opposite side of the road and came back shortly after, accompanied by his smaller sibling, who was too scared to cross the freeway alone. Reunited, the mama bear and her cubs continued to the safety of the trees.

I live near this area and see black bears often, but this was the first time I witnessed something as warming and amazing as a little bear cub running back to help its smaller sibling who was scared of going down the freeway alone to cross! It just shows how great it is to be cared for and loved by family!”

A couple of cute boys who are about to grow up and be dead cold killers… must love it.

Black bear mother teaches her cub to leave his scent

It is incredible to see a mother bear teaching her cubs everything they need to know to successfully survive in the wild.

Corresponding bear with us, Mother bears can successfully teach all sorts of things to their cubs in as little as two short years before being left to fend for themselves in the wild.

During this time, the young taste what their mother is eating, but cannot chew the food until their teeth are fully filled in the spring.

They also teach them how to leave their scent along the trail by rubbing against trees, in their tracks, and through their urine.

With that in mind, here is a perfect example of a mother bear teaching her cub how to leave his scent by rubbing on a tree.

The video perfectly captures the performance of the mother black bear while her cub watches and mimics her every move at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida.

The caption reads:

“A Florida black bear teaches its cub to scratch and smell an old creosote pole in Big Cypress National Preserve. The post has been chewed up but is sturdy and I believe the creosote allows the smell to hold longer which is why bears like to use it.

The cub loves it since they have been here before. In fact, generations of Florida black bears visit this spot in a secluded oak hammock in the amazing Big Cypress Swamp.”

Pretty incredible, check it out:

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