Do black bear cubs hunt with their mother during the day?
Yes. By mimicking their mother, the cubs learn to be self-sufficient.
Black bear cubs are born in the early spring in the hibernation den. Black bear mothers feed the cubs from her breast. They will continue to feed from their mother until they adapt to a diet of all solid food. At that time they will eat foods that their mother finds and shows them to eat, including berries, most fruits, vegetation and some fish.
It is the mother polar bear that teaches her cubs (usually two cubs) by example. Cubs often hamper their mother's hunting, but eventually the cubs become able to exist on their own. A mother polar bear will try to avoid meeting an adult male polar bear, as there is a danger the male may kill and eat her cubs.
The bears make dens in snowbanks in preparation for the birth of their cubs. Cubs are usually born in the Winter and stay in the den until Spring when they emerge with their mother. The mother feeds the cubs milk for 2 to 2 and a half years during which time she protects them and teaches them to hunt their own food. During the whole period in the den (4 to 8 months) the mother…
Only the mother bear is involved in raising the cubs. When she is pregnant, she digs a den in a snowdrift or in the permafrost and enters a state similar to hibernation until the cubs are born and developed enough to travel with her while she hunts. Before she even wakes, the cubs begin to nurse. Once they are ready to travel, she brings them with her everywhere. The cubs learn from their mother how…
Each polar bear litter has 2 cubs and sometimes even 3 cubs. Cubs weigh around 1 kilogram (2 pounds) at birth. They are totally helpless/defenseless at birth and depend entirely on their mother for food and protection. Cubs stay with the mother for around 2 to 3 years of their life and then go away.