A Nature Center in Finland is the site of an adorable video that shows a mama bear calling her four cubs to dinner. The adorable babies all come running and begin to nurse as the mother bear keeps her protective paw on them. According to the forest guide who captured the video, it is unusual to see four cubs nursing at the same time, making this video a rare treat!
According to Iberian Nature, it is estimated there are approximately 1,500 brown bears living in the vast forests of Finland. During Finland’s cold winters, you’re unlikely to see any bears out in the snow covered forests, as they begin to hibernate in November through late March or early April. Bears are known to roam just about anywhere in mainland Finland, but they do try to avoid areas where people congregate.
Bears, the national symbol of Finland, are highly regarded and hold a revered mythical status in their folklore. Hunters used to perform sacred rituals when hunting bears. Finland offers a number of tourist services centered on bear watching, and people travel from all over the world to sleep out under the stars.
North Eastern Finland is a sparsely populated region with a wealth of pristine natural beauty, and the rivers, lakes, and forests offer a natural sanctuary to the brown bear. In locations such as the taiga forests on the Russian border, as many as 20 bears may be spotted in a single night.
You can see these cute bears and their mother in the video below. SHARE if you’re a fan of this maternal bear.