Bears Meeting

Bears meeting up, even mums and cubs who have been separated for just a short while will meet each other with a sniff of the nose and muzzle area. Whether mums do it to teach cubs or they are just checking it’s their own cubs they’ve come across, no one knows, but they nearly always do it. Often with older bears, one bear will look slightly wary or submissive of the other and this is a sign of respect in the bear world. I’ve even seen two bears crossing paths on either side of a river and one has been submissive and averted eye contact with the other bear in order (or hope) to avoid a confrontation. Occasionally it doesn’t always work that way though!

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