A video shot at Pitt Lake late last month shows a mother bear helping her two cubs swim to safety.
The video was shot by Paul Csintalan in Pitt Meadows on June 26 and shared on Youtube.
The mother bear allows one cub to climb on her back. She circled back towards the other cub and swam to the safety of some logs near a dock.
Csintalan can be heard talking during the video, pointing out that the cub requiring help was smaller than the other.
“The one baby went right under the water, too,” he says. “Oh, they are going to be good. Look at that. That’s awesome.”
The bears can be heard crying out, or bawling, during the video. Once they get to the logs, they climb out and lumber off into some tall grass.
“Yeah, they got good voices on them. Good lungs,” says Csintalan. “That is so cool.”