Mom and the Kids




Female brown/grizzlies form close bonds with their cubs, nurturing, teaching, and protecting them for two to three years. Each cub is an individual with a distinct personality. I watched this family for two hours at close range. At one point, one of the cubs chased a playful red fox while the other clung close to mom. Both yearling cubs took turns nursing and grazing. Putting on enough weight, quickly, is vital to survival. Only one in ten cubs lives to mating age (4-7).

Nick Jans
HC 60 Box 2628
Haines, AK 99827

“The compelling, grounded account of a black wolf that stepped forward in the half-light between wilderness and civilization and the people who met him there. From the powerful first moments to a hard-won conclusion that becomes our journey, too, A Wolf Called Romeo is a book that carries long after the last page is turned.”
Susannah CharlesonAuthor of Scent of the Missing and The Possibility Dogs
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