Wildlife - William H Wiley

Nature and Wildlife Images in the Wild

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William H. Wiley



1221 Rockhurst Dr.

Lincoln, NE 68510

Brown Bear Sow and Cub

Feasting on freshly caught salmon, a brown bear and her cub are wet from wading, swimming and lunging at salmon spawning at McNeil River in Alaska. Cubs usually weigh less than a pound at birth and stay with their mothers an average of 2 ½ years before separating and becoming independent. The lifespan of brown bears of both sexes within minimally hunted populations is estimated to be 25 years.