Not too often that you see a constellation like this. A pride of lions killed a buffalo in a riverbed. This hippo was the dominant male and was becoming quite curious. It approached the lions feeding on the kill to investigate. The lions became furious, but the hippo didn’t mind and went ahead to smell on the carcass. Interesting behavior to witness.
Today a grizzly bear cub reunited with its mother after being alone for four weeks. The two were separated in June for unknown reasons, but the cub survived by eating grass and rodents. They were seen several times in close proximity to each other over the weeks, but the mother didn’t look like she was actively searching. It was possible for the cub to make it to adulthood without its mother, though unlikely with a harsh winter ahead. Two grizzly cubs north of Yellowstone were orphaned as cubs and survived to adulthood, but they at least had each other to help their odds.
Despite demands by some for the forest service to intervene, nature was left alone and now the two are back together. It’s not the first time a bear cub has been “lost and found” but possibly the longest separation. It’s also possible for the mother to have new cubs next spring if she was mated, which would create a mixed age family.
This bear lives outside the National parks and quite a distance from me, so I have not photographed them. The photo is of the Obsidian Creek female and cub.