Bear cub climbs mountain to reunite with mama bear

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IT was almost snow-go for a cute – and determined – cub which gamely tried to follow its mum up a steep and extremely slippery snow-covered slope. Video footage of the plucky young animal shows the creature refusing to have a melt-down, despite repeatedly sliding down the powdery surface. The clip, which has gone viral on social media, had viewers admitting they felt “stressed out” as it was "hard to watch" the cub continually slide down the mountain, towards rocks. It starts by showing the pair clambering over a rocky patch of ground as the mum guides her young cub towards the top of the mountain. Both animals initially slide down the slope, but the mother quickly regains her footing and makes it to the ridge, where she waits for the cub to join her. Plenty of heart-stopping moments follow as the cub struggles to reach her, and it leaves long trails in the snow where its claws have dug in to stop it slipping too far below. However it slides a considerable distance, ending up on a large rocky patch. Meanwhile, its mother looks anxiously over the ridge, pacing to and fro. At one stage, the cub is within just a few feet of its mum. But at this precise moment, when the cub is nearly beside her, she appears to look straight ahead, and seems nervous about a drone filming her cub. Continue reading: Subscribers get the latest breaking news and videos directly to their feed. SUBSCRIBE NOW and hit the bell to be the first in the know.
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T&LK
T&LK

That cub is a fighter! He or she would not give up. What stamina it had. After finally reaching the top and probably huffing and puffing it then ran with its mother to get away from that drone. Wow! The mother also never giving up on her brave cub. That bond is intense!

2018-11-05
SashaPJ79
SashaPJ79

My heart stopped beating when the cub slipped down the last time - brave, strong lil' cub.

2018-11-05
Zack
Zack

1:18 when the teacher puts all the assignments in the grade book last minute.

2018-11-06
RazaGaming-Destiny
RazaGaming-Destiny

He almost made it till the drone spooked the mother. Humans interfering with nature again. Could have gotten worse.

2018-11-05
malyikaj
malyikaj

She freaked out at 1:16 when she saw the camera coming towards them. She accidentally pushed down further with all the commotion.

2018-11-05
Jordan R
Jordan R

Amazing. I hope the bear wasn't spooked by the camera/drone. We should all take care to appreciate our wildlife.

2018-11-05
HEC892
HEC892

Ugh after watching this the third time the stupid drone made it harder for that little cub, the mom was scared for the cub when the drone got close maybe thinking it was a bird of prey. But in the end I’m happy that little cub never gave up and reached his mother.

2018-11-05
Ann Key
Ann Key

Where was this filmed? When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The cub is tough!

2018-11-06
Art Soul
Art Soul

The drone made that whole ordeal unnecessarily anxiety inducing for both mother and cub.

2018-11-06
Salma Farooq
Salma Farooq

The drone operator should be pushed down that slope and asked to climb it. 😠😠😠

2018-11-06
Stephen Adams
Stephen Adams

A life lesson in 3 minutes.

2018-11-06
Elle Fleming
Elle Fleming

Wow little bear! The little engine that could. You GO little bear. Never give up. Never ever give up! You're my hero.

2018-11-05
Yvonne Hawkins
Yvonne Hawkins

There should be laws against drone pilots interfering with wildlife this way. The only reason this video went viral is because the stupid drone pilot got way too close trying to get a tight shot of the cub reaching the precipice, but instead he almost killed it. Thank god that adorable plucky little bear cub is such a badass! Shame on whoever is responsible.

2018-11-06
B dub
B dub

It gives you a better idea of the strength bears possess when they are able to effortlessly pull themselves up a steep, slippery grade like this. It also gives you an idea of how protective a mother bear is of her cubs.

2018-11-06
Fresh Air
Fresh Air

my life is like this without making it to the top.

2018-11-05
ManInTheBigHat
ManInTheBigHat

Everyone hates the drone operator. Everyone's watching the video.

2018-11-06
elaine smith
elaine smith

I just LOVE this video! You go you little CUTE bear! I am so glad he/she made it. Btw, lovely scenery!

2018-11-06
frankdrebin
frankdrebin

That cub was having just a BEAR of a time w/ that slope. Had to..

2018-11-06
Will Long
Will Long

There is possibility that videographer violated federal law in order to capture the scene. If incident occurred within border of a National Forest's designated Wilderness Area, then the use of motorized equipment (the drone) was illegal, not to mention harassment of wildlife.

2018-11-06
Sade Sade
Sade Sade

So darn cute, glad cub got back to mama bear🐻🐻🧡💜💛💚

2018-11-05
Allen Page
Allen Page

way to go drone guy !

2018-11-05
W PS
W PS

It was the stupid drone pilot's fault that it had that last big slide. The mom got upset and swiped to try and intimidate the drone who was getting too close. I was waiting for 1 of those hawks flying overhead to take down the drone and send the pilot crying back into his mother's basement.....where another drone pilot would zoom right into his face filming his tears pouring down from about 2 feet away .... man I have a good imagination : ) ........ vote Republican if you want lower taxes, safer streets, more jobs, legal immigration (vs illegal), and if you enjoy your freedom of speech.

2018-11-06
Jo Montanee
Jo Montanee

My heart goes to this little brave cub when he had falls after falls, deeper and deeper. And I applauded him when he made it!!! My gosh, my little brave one, you are my hero!

2018-11-06
David Ronson
David Ronson

I screamed and jumped 4 feet in the air when the little fella reached the top, what a brave little cub.

2018-11-07
Robert Sendlein
Robert Sendlein

Next time don't harass the bears with your drone, who ever photographed this put the mother and cub in danger and that cub could have easily fallen without arresting itself.

2018-11-06
b metrix
b metrix

One of the best videos I’ve ever seen on YouTube. Yes, the drone startled the mom into forcing the little warrior away, but ... if not for the drone, I wouldn’t have seen of the best videos on YouTube ever. Plus, that little warrior is stronger and better for the experience. Might have aged the mom a bit though.

2018-11-07
Sybille Götz
Sybille Götz

Reincarnation of Tenzing Norgay and an inspiration, for many helicopter parents and their irrational fears! And a perfect example for Darwinism!!! This lil tuff nut is going to be a good choice for the genetic pool of brown bears!!! Theres kodiak bears, theres grizzly bears and theres alpine bears!!!

2018-11-06
10
10

I hate humans lol goodness! Let the 🐻 be great!

2018-11-06
미셜비
미셜비

After getting into people's private businesses, drones are now invading nature's privacy too?

2018-11-06
Sybille Götz
Sybille Götz

This drone pilot shouldve been brought to mama bear! Also just for spectacular camera shot reasons...

2018-11-06
Latha Ravishankar
Latha Ravishankar

Baby angel. Thanks we have learnt a lot from you

2018-11-05
Vau ghn
Vau ghn

This is fake. Lol. I saw this on nbc nightly news. When they do a closeup of that mother bear, she looks like a graphic. Then rewind watch the rest, the cub and it’s movement look computer generated. No doubt in my mind. Why no sound? Even if it is the sound of drone blades you would keep the sound . How about Location? Where is this? Lol that moms behavior doesn’t seem normal at all. They could have done better to at least try and make the clouds move. How this made nbc nightly news is beyond comprehension. America, the first thing that should cross your mind when you see something online is - is this real? Please start asking this one simple question. Eventually it will become habit.

2018-11-06
Ryan Fang
Ryan Fang

All of you hating on the drone operator for getting too close, if it weren't for him/her then you would not be seeing this footage. Plus, he was likely "in the moment" and didn't have the time to think about every consequence.

2018-11-06
Cooking Delight Recipes 😊
Cooking Delight Recipes 😊

‘You can do it little one!’ 😩💜🐻

2018-11-06
roger shore
roger shore

lucky they weren't white bears

2018-11-05
Sharon 92075
Sharon 92075

So angry with the drone photographer at 1:16! 😡

2018-11-06
Stretch1003
Stretch1003

Gosh. I wonder how 'special' that drone operator would have felt if, on that last slide way down the side of the mountain, the cub had careened off a boulder or cliff and died... Oh, but they 'got the shot' and that's all that matters. I find it utterly repugnant that the operator continued to film these two despite their obvious distress at the presence of the drone. :-(

2018-11-06
Anna Boles
Anna Boles

plucky little guy..persistence pays off..

2018-11-06
g
g

One of my favorite videos of all time. Amazing !!

2018-11-06
dOG-FΔRт
dOG-FΔRт

THAT POWER IS FROM MAMAs MILK!<3

2018-11-06
Will Synn
Will Synn

If at first you don’t succeed ...

2018-11-05
Allan Grant
Allan Grant

Some idiot with a hi tech toy bugging wildlife! This never would have happened if the idiot with the drone had left the bears alone. Disgusting!

2018-11-05
vincentrich
vincentrich

Please post the home address of the person with the drone who almost killed the baby bear.

2018-11-06
Evan Arlian
Evan Arlian

ada yang buka video ini gara2 disuruh bu Eva socs? :V:v:v

2018-11-06
CHKDG8
CHKDG8

This happens in the wild day in and day out without us knowing. Now SJW NPCs are trying to find the drone operator and heavily fine him. Completely disregarding the fact that the footage was zoomed in via its onboard lens and in post. As if nature photographers and filmmakers don't know what they're doing. Get a grip.

2018-11-06
price-sings Puccini
price-sings Puccini

Lots of comments angry about drone. Let’s admit, we loved the video for many reasons which wouldn’t be without the drone.

2018-11-06
Nataha Williams
Nataha Williams

💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💋💋💋💖💋💋Love This💙💙💙💙💙💙

2018-11-05
Saikrishna Krishna
Saikrishna Krishna

ఆత్మహత్య చేసుకొనే oka sari video చుడాండి

2018-11-06
patoloco8
patoloco8

Animales acosados con drones entran en modo pánico y huyen a la desesperada. No es una "historia de superación". Es un acoso que pudo acabar fácilmente con la vida del osezno. Este tipo de vídeos no deberían generar ningún tipo de beneficio económico para sus autores, de lo contrario en breve todos los tarados con un dron dotado de cámara se dedicarán a acosar animales para subirlos los vídeos a la red.

2018-11-06
Sheena C
Sheena C

That's so messed up..poor little one tried twice to get up there and then on his third try he realizes oh it's easier going up following mom's footsteps just for the stupid drone to go mad close when he's almost there and the mama bear tries to defend her cub. Little one falls even further. You know he's exhausted after that long climb. Precious calories wasted and the cub would have to try harder to survive now. Stupid idiot with the drone.

2018-11-06
Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy

Harassment of wildlife should be a felony. I use a drone and fly it in the wilderness, but this is WRONG.

2018-11-06
Unicorn Hunter
Unicorn Hunter

I have no idea tenacity, perseverance, but good God we can take something from this. Fight.

2018-11-06
Alexandra Hawkins
Alexandra Hawkins

The drone was scaring the poor bears. This footage ought to be removed. This was a very mean thing to do to the bears.

2018-11-06
Enrique Pistachio
Enrique Pistachio

Mmmmmm And kids think they have it tough, when their mobile phone loses its signal 🙀

2018-11-06
Eurotrash on Tour
Eurotrash on Tour

The drone operator is a fcuking areshole!

2018-11-07
msr111
msr111

The bear cub just demonstrated the best, most accurate metaphor for life.

2018-11-06
Catherine Sjogren
Catherine Sjogren

GO BABY BEAR! This is the cutest video I have ever seen! (I have seen a lot) Shoutout maybe?

2018-11-07
Michael Black
Michael Black

This footage is fake and digitally generated. It is being posted here to test whether people are aware of it or not.

2018-11-06
Roderick Sibelius
Roderick Sibelius

Bobo Bear has earned His First Degree Black Belt in Crawling over a Snow Slippery Steep Slope... YEAHHH... BooBoo!!!!

2018-11-06
Paul Axe
Paul Axe

Sorry all.  This is computer animation.  Cute however not real.

2018-11-06
Dagfinnr Weaver
Dagfinnr Weaver

Title should read: “Feckless drone operator nearly kills hapless grizzly cub in front of its mother.”

2018-11-06
wholeNwon
wholeNwon

Is this an instance of bears pursuing hatching insects (moths?)?

2018-11-06
Whammytap
Whammytap

1:19 Mama Bear swats cub down.

2018-11-06
ReplayButtonMolester
ReplayButtonMolester

*cub makes it to the top* Mama bear: 'god damn it...'

2018-11-06
Danita Jaundoo
Danita Jaundoo

Such a strong little bear!!

2018-11-06
Moumita Bhattacharya
Moumita Bhattacharya

Please keep drones away from wild life. We wouldn't die if we don't get to watch such clips, but, they could. Anyway, it was beautiful.

2018-11-06
Nagarajan S
Nagarajan S

Wow.... one word to say is WOW...

2018-11-06
guitarrowhead mv
guitarrowhead mv

Hey, let’s run after your climb! That’d be great, sweet. Never give up man- this lil guy is unstoppable

2018-11-06
Sergio
Sergio

The drone that's recording them is the one that causes the poor bears to panic.

2018-11-06
ChubbyChecker182
ChubbyChecker182

Smarter than the average bear. Pretty amazing stuff.

2018-11-05
Caro GC
Caro GC

Stop using drones near animals! Momma bear was clearly scared by it.

2018-11-06
Doe GY
Doe GY

Wow! Thanks for that long description, otherwise only few will understand what's going on in the video. Wait a second! "Continue reading..." No, thanks again!

2018-11-06
Amer Huba
Amer Huba

This is one of those videos where you want to like the content but dislike creator/editor

2018-11-06
jlt1984
jlt1984

Do we know where this took place?

2018-11-06
Dwight Manriquez
Dwight Manriquez

Cute yet I'm feeling bad for the cube lol

2018-11-06
New Era
New Era

When she tells you too come over and smash, NOTHING can stop you!

2018-11-06
Thor Odinson
Thor Odinson

What a brave one! He is going to be a strong boar when he'd grow up

2018-11-06
Clare O'Brien
Clare O'Brien

Awwww he's like a real live teddy bear. I'm actually biting my hand with severe cute aggression :) The way mama bear kept turning around to make sure her baby was still behind her.

2018-11-06
777Outrigger
777Outrigger

See! Global cooling is threatening bears. :-)

2018-11-06
Mike C
Mike C

Mama bear: "ok, quit playing and get up here!"

2018-11-06
Gary Lockhart
Gary Lockhart

Determination never give up as we have just seen.

2018-11-06
Anthony Cooney
Anthony Cooney

Stupid drone didn't help the situation.

2018-11-06
Lyndon Tree
Lyndon Tree

Never quit.

2018-11-06
Birgitta Andersson
Birgitta Andersson

Nooo little cute one, i cry, happy ending❤❤❤❤❤

2018-11-06
apa1
apa1

Idiot drone pilot.

2018-11-06
S R
S R

This video is bear-y inspiring

2018-11-06
B L
B L

The Eagle wanted a chance at the cub

2018-11-06
M &M
M &M

HOLY CAMOLE !! What a strong young cub !

2018-11-06
Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone

Did you see the eagles shadow fly over the cub?

2018-11-06
ManNie801
ManNie801

Seriously though, not cool at all that drone pilots can get away with that. Shame on them. Eventually reckless actions year after year from these “view hungry” nature filmers will cause something to go extinct. All in the name of money and entertainment. Disgusting. Let the beautiful animals live!!!! Be as MINIMALLY invasive as possible, not the opposite.

2018-11-06
Tanzil Rehman
Tanzil Rehman

Always work hard to achieve your goals.

2018-11-06
VortigernPendragon
VortigernPendragon

The struggle for survival is strong among all living things.

2018-11-06
Phil emefe
Phil emefe

Don't give up...look up.

2018-11-06
niki wiki
niki wiki

ADORABLE 🙏💖😘😍

2018-11-06
Bushyfoxy
Bushyfoxy

Just WHERE did this occur???

2018-11-06
Selcuk Askin
Selcuk Askin

Drone intimidation!

2018-11-06
Rule Brittania
Rule Brittania

Made my day. Go on wee cub.

2018-11-06
Tanya Schmidt
Tanya Schmidt

This poor momma and cub TERRIFIED by the drone that is following them causing them to escape. The third time the cub ALMOST makes it but the drone gets closer and momma bear has to swipe at it to protect cub. That is why the cub went all the way back to the bottom. Its so sad and we are "like so entertained". Sick sick sick

2018-11-07
Joseph Kawecki
Joseph Kawecki

Poor little sausage! 🐻

2018-11-06
David Jay
David Jay

What a ride down

2018-11-06