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Friday, August 23, 2019

No, the Cubs are not Dancing

The bear family is staying in a fairly small area where my cams see them regularly.

Brownie is now a lot bigger than Blackie. Brownie also plays very aggressively. Whether s/he is leaping out of trees onto Blackie or hitting Blackie in the face, I find myself incredulous that this is the same cub as the very timid Brownie who we first saw in May.

This is a really fun video of the two cubs playing. Be sure to notice the first scene in which Brownie ambushes Blackie, and then the scenes where the pair are like a pair of boxers.

21 comments:

  1. I would sit for hours to watch them... this is so wonderful!

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  2. there playtime is much like our dogs used to do, but they were loud and growly, these gorgeous cubs don't make any noise that I can hear. thanks for my morning smiles... in the beginning I thought Why does the bear climb the tree? because he can.... for some reason I could not stop smiling watching that part. so cute slapping each other. they are like children playing the pool in the back yard

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  3. I really like watching them "standing up" and playing!
    They are getting so big!!

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  4. OMD, I want to go box with them! I never knew bears were part-boxer!

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  5. They are hilarious but I know their play fights are practice for their lives in the wild. Do you suppose that Brownie is part grizzly? Would that explain the size difference?

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  6. That Brownie is a little devil landing on his siblings head. I love the way mom seems to not pay any attention to the cubs during their sparing matches but they are aware if they get too close to her.

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  7. You're right, Brownie has grown in size AND confidence! I'm betting Brownie's a "he" and Blackie's a "she", just based on growth patterns.

    What an ambush! Not sure I'd like a thirty-pounder (sheer guess!) landing on MY head...:-) Thanks for sharing, as always!

    Cheers,
    Chris from Boise

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  8. Could the size difference be that Brownie is a male?

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  9. They are so amazing to see! Too bad they aren't dancing though, they could be on TV with Dancing with the Bears.

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  10. As entertaining as the old Friday Night Boxing Fights. Love the sparring these guys engage in. Blackie gives as good as he gets for being smaller now.

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  11. Aw, so adorable.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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  12. Do they usually play silently? I suppose I was expecting the vocalizing puppies do when playing together, but perhaps bears may have an innate sense of the value of not announcing their presence with vocalizing? So interesting - great footage, KB :)

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  13. Fascinating, watching the cubs spar like that.

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  14. They kind of remind me of when our cats play fight, or sometimes have a real spat. Such cute bears.

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  15. Blackie seems to hold his (or her) own though! They are so much fun to watch. :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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