Mama bear knows best: black bear pulls cub to safety along B.C. highway

This 12-second video will make you understand why protective mothers are called mama bears. A professional storm chaser named Ricky Forbes captured an amazing – and touching – moment on May 17 as a mother bear scooped up her cub along a busy Canadian highway.

“That is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen,” Forbes says as the camera rolls in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia.

“Mama Bear Pulls Cub Off Highway To Safety” has been uploaded by fellow storm chaser Greg Johnson of to YouTube and by Forbes to  Media outlets across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom have picked up the tale gushing at its, um, unbearable cuteness. A mother black bear sees one of her cubs on the wrong side of the barricade, looks both ways for oncoming traffic before grabbing the tyke by the head with her teeth to join its sibling on the right side of the road.

“Driving through British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park we stopped to capture a shot of a baby bear on the highway only to get much more of a show,” the storm-chasers wrote. “While watching the cub we saw the mama bear stick it’s head over the barrier to save it’s young from its dangerous predicament. A very amazing sight to see.”

Photo Ricky Forbes/Greg Johnson YouTube/Newsflare


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