Tuesday 25 October 2016

WATCH: Tourists try to act calm as mother bear and cubs chase them away from park

Published 12/05/2015 | 10:58

A group of tourists at Yellowstone National Park qot a little bit too close to a mother bear and her cubs and learned their lesson as a result.

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Footage released by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a mother bear and her cubs chasing tourists away from their area in the internationally renowned park.

At various points in the video, tourists of varying ages can be seen trying to walk away calmly from the mother bear and her cubs, trying their best not to run.

The young bears appear to be around 13 months old, which is why the mother bear is not as defensive or violent as she could have been.

"It serves as a reminder that wildlife can be unpredictable. For your safety and theirs, respect wildlife and give them room to roam," the wildlife agency wrote on its Facebook page. "View and photograph from established observation areas. Stay a safe distance to reduce stress on wildlife. Luckily, no one was hurt and these bears made it safely back to the forest."

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