A female polar bear is very protective of her young. She will carry them on her back through deep snow and water. She will teach them how to hunt for seals in the sea ice. When the cubs are 2- 2 / years old they are old enough to leave their mother.
What is the average lifespan of a polar bear?
LIFE CYCLE: Polar bears can live up to 25 or 30 years in the wild.
What are baby polar bears called?
A Polar Bear baby is called a cub. A female polar bear can give birth to one to three cubs, but will normally give birth to 2 cubs.
How long are cubs with their mothers?
A: In the wild, Black Bear cubs typically remain with their mothers for about 17 months.
Do bears recognize their mothers?
They recognize the sow they mated with and the sow that they spent three years with as a cub. Mom isn’t always easy on cubs and corrects them. However they grow up with a healthy respect for their moms. The respect can last a life time.