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Daily Dose of Love: Sparring Subadults!

Why do bear cubs play-fight?

We see brown bear cubs and subadults play-fight or spar on the Katmai live cams all the time. While this behavior isn’t totally understood in animals it may be a way for young bears to practice fighting for dominance when they reach adulthood. It could also be a way to burn off energy, and it might just be for fun!

Rick | explore.org