Wildlife and Nature Photography by Larry Gambon

Black Bear Mother & Cub

Cubs usually stay with their mothers for about 3 years.

Male bears will kill and sometimes devour cubs born to another father in order to induce a female to breed again. Female bears are often successful in driving off males in protection of their cubs, despite being rather smaller. - Wikipedia

Let me get this right: Males kill and devour the cub in order to induce her to breed? What am I missing?

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