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Friday, June 16, 2017

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Part Nine) Black Bears

Black bears seem to be more common in Yellowstone this year than in Grand Teton National Park.  Each year we tend to see them in the same areas indicating they have established territories much the same as grizzly bears do.

Some bears that we see have been sixteen month old cubs, forced out by their mothers.  The sows will be in heat soon and it would not be safe for the young bears to be in the vicinity when boars come around seeking to mate…


Many bears are seen grazing on grass near the roads…






This sow, with two cubs, caused a traffic jam at the Yellowstone bridge when traffic had to be halted for them to cross the river via the bridge…









Some black sows, like this one, have cinnamon colored cubs, and on occasion, one cinnamon and one black…




This cinnamon sow had a single cinnamon cub.  I was able to photograph them near the petrified tree; a well known landmark in Yellowstone…









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