Mama Bear and Cubs Puzzle postcard
Mama Bear and Cubs
A mother bear teachers her two cubs to fish in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. The bears will live with their mother up to two years before venturing out into their own separate lives. These bears are Ursus arctos, commonly called brown bears. The name "grizzly bear" refers to the same species but living inland from the coasts. In the mid-19th century many wild animals including black bears and deer were common inhabitants of the heavily wooded regions of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Deer are still seen occasionally but no bears have been spotted here in over 50 years.
Measurements: 6.5" x 4.75" suitable for mailing
(photo by Marv Binegar)