Sure, bears can be cute. That Yogi, he’s pretty dapper. But bear cubs? Now that’s some unbearable cuteness.*
(* thanks, Linda!)
And everyone in Yellowstone thinks so, too. A mama bear with a cub is sure to bring out the crowds.
Of course we stop when we see this kind of action. And it’s worth it to see a mama black bear and a tiny cub of the year foraging just a couple of hundred feet from the road.
We thought there was only one cub, but suddenly mom turned her attention to something in a nearby tree. It seemed like mom wanted junior to climb, but he wasn’t so keen on the idea:
We heard bawling from high in the tree…a second cub!
No, wait…there are two in the tree! They look like spider monkeys as they climb down.
Mama bear and three tiny cubs, totally oblivious to the madly clicking camera shutters, the chatter of the photographers, or the rangers telling everyone to “stop taking pictures now, and move up the hill.”
This much cuteness deserves a video: