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"Season of the Bear, Volume II: Black Bear Cubs"
Triple Award-winning bear documentary!
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THESE SCENES ARE FROM VOLUME 2 of our BEAR DOCUMENTARY SERIES
(Note: Photo above left is of a rescued orphaned black bear cub held by a
fully licensed wildlife rehabber - please don't touch wild bears!)
"SEASON OF THE BEAR, VOLUME I: AMERICAN BLACK BEAR"
Winner: 38th Annual WorldFest International Film Festival
2005 - Silver Remi Award
Category: Ecology, Environment, and Conservation
Winner: 27th Annual Telly Awards
2006 - Bronze Telly Award
Category: Nature and Wildlife Documentary Program
Winner: 30th Annual Telly Awards
2009 - Gold Classic Telly Award
Category: Videography / Cinematography
"Season of the Bear, Volume 2: Black Bear Cubs"
60 minute program
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This is part two of the conservation series entitled "Season of the Bear." This one-hour documentary program shows black bear cubs playing sleeping, running, and nursing. Much research, many field trips, and a passion for bears went into the making of this documentary series.
Black bear habitat was strongly stressed in this program because if the bears have no place to live, and nothing to eat, they will either leave or die. We can have new development and new roads, and still maintain a balance with nature. All we need is education and thoughtful planning. A habitat that sustains families of bears is a healthy one. If bear families live there so do many other animals. This program shows bear families in the wild.
This program stresses the importance of mature trees in black bear habitat, and how bears use those trees. It contains extremely rare footage of tiny newborn bears in the winter den with their mother. Cubs shown are four days old up to 11 months old, and we also show adults and glimpses of sub-adults. It shows how wild black bear families interact with each other, and we see them playing, climbing, eating, and nursing. We see how it really is a family unit, that works together, and that lives together for a year and a half. Black bear cubs are really the cutest animals!
Information provided by several agencies, organizations, and bear experts proved valuable in explanation of the importance of habitat and the re-introduction of extirpated bears, in delayed implantation, how bear mothers care for their babies, in conservation efforts, in rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned or injured bear cubs.
Guest appearances by bear experts:
Very unusual photography:
The four seasons of the first year of life of a black bear cub are illustrated here in vivid and fantastic photography. You can almost feel the wind on your face as you watch bears in oaks and hickory nut trees. The scenes in the winter den with the mother bear holding her newborn babies are rare and powerful.
Our mission with this bear series is to promote a better understanding of black bears and black bear habitat.
The first two bear programs were photographed and researched over a period of 8 years in the field. Although these black bears were found in the Appalachian Mountains, all black bear behaviors and facts are indicative of American Black Bears across the continent of North America, with the exception of specialized foods that may be particular to certain locales.
All bear behavior is completely natural and as observed. No bears or other animals were hurt, baited, fed, or harassed in any way in the making of this documentary. No trained bears were used. With the exception of a few tiny cubs with their mother, all bears in this documentary are wild bears and were filmed in their wild environments. No guides were ever used - we did this on our own!
This nature program is for all ages, and non-violent. Available in DVDs that contain menus and chapters for easy navigation.
One wonderful, and different kind of scene in this program is a part that puts us right back there in the woods with the bears. It is a quiet scene, where we show many faces of several sleeping bears up in oak trees. Someone asked how many different bears appear on these two programs. Many, many different bears over several years. Funny about bear faces - if you look closely, you will begin to see the subtle differences in those faces. Bear faces, like bear personalities, are different, from bear to bear.
There is another scene in this program, where left to their own devices, unsupervised, three cubs play together and by themselves in the woods. One cub lays back on the ground and begins to pile leaves on top of his tummy. Take a good look at that cub's face. He actually has freckles around his eyes!
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(planned release 2010)
(planned release 2011)
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