On March 21, 2014, Stephanie Latimer, a nature enthusiast was kayaking. Sounds fun enough – but when she looked up at the mountainside, she saw two Mexican Black Bears climbing the canyon wall. She recorded a video the momma bear and her cub climbing the Santa Elana Canyon and posted it! Now that is something you just don’t see every day.
I knew that bears could climb trees – but a rock wall? How awesome! For a second there, you have to feel a little nervous for the cub – he seems too small to be able to get up to the ledge where his momma went. But, he is on a mission, and nothing will stop him! He figures it out and makes it to the ledge!
The Black bear population in Mexico has been classified as endangered due to poaching, habitat loss, and illegal trade. Share away, people!