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Something startled our long-eared mom!

Preparing To Hunt Alone

Polar bear cubs remain with their mothers until they’re about 2-1/2 years old—although some bears in the Hudson Bay area wean their young at age 1-1/2. During this time with mom, they learn how to hunt and survive in one of the earth’s harshest environments. Between the time they leave their mother and they are mature enough to

Nestling Up

Leaning its speckled and downy head along its parent’s wing, this common tern chick enjoys the warmth in the small scrape of a nest on Eastern Egg Rock. Photo Courtesy of Stella Walsh