When It’s Unbearably Hot, What’s a Mama Bear to Do?


Tracker Kim Cabrera stitched together this footage from game cameras she set up around Southern Humboldt. This one mainly focuses on a bear wallow– “a depression in a wet area caused by bears wallowing in the mud to keep cool on hot summer days. Over the years, the wallowing of the bears deepens and widens the depression, affecting the ecology of the area.”

In the first part, a mother bear bathes with her cubs. Later, several different adorable cubs make appearances as do a few handsome adult bears.

Cabrera makes regular videos on nature. You can subscribe to her YouTube channel for more informative short videos on the natural world around us here in the Emerald Counties.

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