A cub in Kananaskis


On a morning drive to the Upper Kananaskis Lake, I found a grizzly with her cub foraging beside the road.  A Kananaskis conservation officer was watching them from his truck across the road which made me feel better with respect to the risk of a vehicle colliding with them.  I did not want to bother them so I stopped for only a few seconds to watch as the little one munched away – her head didn’t come up as she seemed intent on her breakfast – so I continued on.

About twenty minutes later, I was heading on to the Highwood Pass for some hiking and passed by them again.  This time the cub favored me with a quick glance when I stopped before she returned to the grass and wildflowers.

2 responses

  1. So cute. Nice captures. Do you know if that is a new coat coming in? I have seen this two-toned coat once before and wondered if it was one coat of fur being replaced by another or their permanent colour. It is scary that they are so close to the road, a real chance of danger for bears and tourists.

    August 15, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    • Hi Jane. I’m not sure but I wondered the same thing. It was very distinct and I imagine the cub will look more like its mom (deep brown with some blond highlights) soon.

      August 24, 2018 at 1:21 pm

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