Bear Cub Catches First Salmon and Makes Momma Bear Proud....Naps In Order
We have proud parent moments all the time. From the first steps our babies take to the first time they say “mama” or “dada” or to the first time they go to school. Well, for bears in the wild, their proud moments are a bit different. We can see a mama black bear share her pride over her cub catching his first fish!
Bear Sighting in Canada
The next YouTube video posted at the bottom of this blog post takes us all the way to Vancouver Island in Canada. This video was uploaded and shared by the Christoper Dos Santos YouTube page. This channel is all about spreading “spirituality, ego, love, philosophy, reality, science, psychology, and the new world order,” according to their description. They share a short, comical blurb of what happens in the video below.
“You’re dinner… Oh, no, I’m not! You’re dinner… Oh, no, I’m not!
Trust me, fish, you’re dinner…
A bear cub has a devil of a time dealing with a huge salmon.”
Black Bear Cubs First Catch
At the start of the video, we see a momma black bear that is with her cub. They are both out in the river and are there to catch some food. The mama bear is training her young cub on how to catch fish to survive and eat on its own. It’s quite comical to see this cub grab this fish that is seemingly as big as he is! Okay, not really, but we see that he struggles with this large salmon a few times.
How Much Fish Can Black Bears Eat?
As omnivores, black bears will eat a variety of both meat and plant matter. However, their favorite type of fish is salmon. According to the Kutami National Park and Reserve in Alaska, bears can eat up to 30 fish a day!
“On days when many salmon are migrating in the river, a large and dominant male bear will sometimes catch and eat more than 30 fish per day.”
As impressive as this is, we know that a bear cub would not be able to sustain eating that much per day. They also aren’t very skilled at catching fish at such a young age, as we can see from the video posted below.
The National Park and Reserve in Alaska further says, “Smaller bears that cannot compete for the best fishing spots, or bears that are less skilled at fishing, may catch and eat considerably less fish.”