This mother bear pushed her eager cub back before she was in any danger. But the cub wasn't discouraged. Even after her mother chases the other female bear back into the river, the young cub was hot to follow: standing on her hind legs in excitement.
Someday, grizzly cub, you'll be able to do all the things grown-up bears can do. You'll roar, catch salmon and even protect your own cubs, just like your mother. But until that day, little one, there are still some things that mother does best.
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