Momma bears show their cubs all about the “bear necessities of life”. According to The Bear Smart Society, “Mother bears tend to be affectionate, protective, devoted, strict, sensitive and attentive toward their cubs, raising them to an age where they can survive on their own. Depending on food abundance, mothers (especially grizzlies) may keep their yearlings a second (even a third) year, denning together again and breaking up in the third (or fourth) year.”

Here’s a list that features lovely pictures of mother bears and their little cubs. Enjoy!