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A mother bear hurries her young cubs up a tree to protect them from a large male bear approaching them.<br />
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The mother saw an adult male approaching her and her four cubs, aged between five and six months old, as they wandered through the forest.<br />
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Male brown bears can kill cubs that are not their own. Sensing the imminent danger, the mother bear got her cubs to climb into the safety of the trees. <br />
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She then clung to the bottom of the tree to stop the male from climbing the tree and reaching her litter.<br />
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Erik Mandre witnessed the dramatic escape as the young bears fled for their lives. SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS. <br />
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