Just after midnight Juliet sat up to scratch, showing us her tiny squirming cubs. We have been hearing three cubs but we now know through visual confirmation she has at least three.
The cubs are one week old and getting stronger by the day. Juliet crawled out to the den entrance to eat snow three times today for over 10 minutes total. Each time, her cubs screamed for her attention, but being the experienced mother that she is, she knew they were ok for that short time. She didn't bat an eye.
The Den Watchers are beginning to identify the individual cubs by the sound of their cries and the tone of their nursing. They are watching carefully for the cubs to reveal their gender. We will keep you updated when that happens.
Thank you for all you do.
—Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield, Biologists, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.