A number of years ago, my mom and I were travelling through the Jasper/Banff area of Canada, and we stayed at this gorgeous wood log cabin in a stunning valley. While there, we spotted the cutest baby bear cubs in the woods. They were so adorable I just wanted to pick them up and give them a cuddle. Of course, I didn’t though. Why?

While even though I couldn’t see mama, I knew she was nearby watching and would have gone full blown mama bear on me if I even got one step too close.The truth is that it’s not just mama bears who are fiercely protective of their cubs.