But what happened to the cubs who were left by themselves to swim across a freezing lake? These cubs have never been taught how to swim but had to use their instincts when they were torn from their mother who continued on without them.
lake was freezing cold and in such difficult conditions, the cubs were losing energy and desperately needed help. It was harsh,
Despite everything we know about mothers protecting their young and even sacrificing their own lives for the sake of their babies, this mother bear decided to break free from her cubs and left them in the lake as she continued to swim to the other side alone.
Of course, this isn’t what we expect from a mother, but sometimes in the wild, there are no rules and it’s everyone for themselves.
A Strong Drift
There are always two sides to a story. This mother bear really did try to help her cubs across the lake, but there was a strong current running through the lake and ripped to cubs off the mother bear’s back.
Once the cubs were apart from the mother, she had no choice but to keep swimming to the other side, in the hope that her cubs would follow, and together they would reach dry land.
The baby cubs were having an extremely difficult time. It’s hard to imagine how they might have been feeling realizing their lives were in real danger.
We must assume that they have been terrified and paddling furiously to save their lives. Just as they were starting to lose hope, their fortunes were about to change...
Just at the moment where all hope seemed to be lost, and the cubs could potentially drown, a boat appeared to save the day! Any human would have been shouting to the people aboard the boat to come and save them, but the cubs couldn’t do that.
Luckily, the people on board the ship could see exactly what was going on and were there to help. At the same time, the cubs caught sight of the boat and started swimming towards it, possibly thinking that this could be their saviors.