Momma elk saves baby from bear cub

ViralHogPublished: May 23, 2017139,564 views
Published: May 23, 2017

A very touching moment was caught on camera by a couple of visitors in a national park in the United States. At first they thought they were watching an adolescent bear cub rummaging for food in a bunch of fallen branches, as a female elk approaches it. As the cub swings its paw through the branches, a baby elk screams in terror, frightened by the predator in front of it.
The cub notices the mother and climbs the near by tree for a moment, but as the mother walks back, the bear climbs down and makes a second attempt for its prey.
Watch as the mother makes a jump for her baby's life and kicks the bear in the muzzle, scaring it off just enough for the baby elk to make a run for it! Such a heartwarming and brave moment!
It is not unheard of for a bear to hunt elk when winter is just around the corner. Where food is scars, bears, especially grizzlies, have been known to hunt down the young of bigger animals, such as elk and bison, to survive the harsh weather.

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      DavidHereaux · 24 weeks ago

      And the scumbag human does nothing to help. :-(

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      coachgeofft · 23 weeks ago

      the "scumbag" human SHOULD'T do anything. this is nature doing what it is supposed to do. Momma elk learned to defend its young, baby elk learned it cant chill when a bear is near, and the bear cub learned it needs to be more committed when attacking prey while watching for adult protectors. this is nature at its finest. besides, they were in a nature reserve where it is illegal to interfere or interact with wildlife

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        DavidHereaux · 23 weeks ago

        Even if the scumbag would have intervened, the mother and baby would have learned the same lesson. They would have also learned to stay away from humans at the same time.

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        edglover58 · 19 weeks ago

        Why are calling the human a scumbag? He didn't interfere.

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      edglover58 · 19 weeks ago

      Scarce. Not scars.