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Separate lives

Duration: 01:11

Relaxed and content for the time being, yearling bears will soon be leaving their mother and going off alone. Yet close observation recently gave rise to a recent discovery that shortly before they leave the cubs suckle from their mother. Another recent observation has been that black bears groom each other to remove parasites, behaving in away that’s similar to primates.

Available since: Tue 27 Oct 2009


Lynn Rogers
Ted Oakes

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Natural World 2009-2010, Bearwalker of the Northwoods: Natural World

1/14 A portrait of the lives of black bears in northern Minnesota, with biologist Lynn Rogers.

First broadcast: 28 Oct 2009

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