Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Bear Cubs at Vince Shute

We saw more then one mom with cubs at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary. The cubs spent much of their time in the trees, where they are a bit safer because they can climb out on small branches where larger bears can not go.

This was one of three cubs that belonged to a mother that was feeding near the deck in the sanctuary. She was bigger and seemed more confident then the other mother bear that stayed at the edge with her cubs. I am guessing that she was an older more experienced mother.


Peggy said...

Ooh! That 3rd picture is my absolute favorite! I can't imagine how close you could possibly be! Amazing! Well worth the trip for next year!

Leedra said...

These photos are great! Wish I had been there, thanks for sharing. I did make it to Cades Cove on Labor Day, but just got a real fast glimpse of a Mama bear and her triplets.