Black Bear Triplets in Grand Teton NP
When we were here in May, we heard about, and tried to find a black bear that had triplets. My friends had seen them a few times, but we never had any luck. The other day when we decided to drive into the park, we finally got lucky. The funniest part was, we stopped and had breakfast at Signal mountain, and as we were leaving Al said, “Just the perfect time for the bears to be up now.”
And so they were.
Oh my gosh they are cute!
Mama bear had them on the move, so getting good photos was super hard. They are in hyperphagia right now, which means they are eating as much as they can before they hibernate. There are a lot of hawthorn berries in this particular spot, and that’s what they were after.
They are good little cubbers and followed mom all over. She however, got impatient a couple times and gave one of them a whack.
This little one found some tasty flowers.
Cubs on a log. Easier than walking through the thick grass and branches.
One finally sat still for half a second.
I hope we get to see them again. You never know with bears. I really hope they all winter well, and emerge in the spring healthy.
That day had started with an elk herd, which was really nice. That’s a sure sign of fall around here.
These two spike bulls put on a little show for us. Amazing how they can stand on their back legs like this.
It was a good spontaneous trip. Proving that if plan A doesn’t work, plan B just might be better.