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Photo: Adult male Scandinavian brown bear. Credit: Marcus Elfström

Animals

Bears Use Humans as Bodyguards

Some clever moms seem to have figured out that humans help to safeguard their cubs.

June 21, 2016
7:00 PM EDT
Photo: Female Scandinavian brown bear with cubs near a settlement in Jämtland county, Sweden. Credit: Magnus Kristoffersson
Photo: A mother bear with cubs crosses a road near homes in Jämtland county, Sweden. Credit: Magnus Kristoffersson
Photo: A two-year-old subadult male bear near a settlement in Gävleborg county, Sweden. Credit: Claes Henning