Young Grizzly Bear, Yellowstone National Park

Photo of a young grizzly bear.

Play Time Is Over

This is a two-and-a-half year old female.  She was just just given her walking papers by her mom.  This is normal for grizzly bears.  This happens to black bear cubs at age one-and-a-half.

She was very nervous, constantly looking over her shoulder.  Mom was no longer there to protect her and she had killed an elk calf which lay nearby and which other predators, including bigger bears, could smell.

Finding the calf shows she has learned an important skill.  I think she’ll do okay surviving on her own.


About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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4 Responses to Young Grizzly Bear, Yellowstone National Park

  1. Charlotte Crackbon says:

    Hi Jim, very interesting info on this bear and educational for me of course. Been taking it slow recently not on computer much, recovering from a repair surgery on my Mitral-valve, almost completely back to normal, going to be driving soon, hope your well, Charlotte

  2. By chance, near Fishing Bridge? We enjoyed a juvy griz vs. bison and crowds one evening…

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