Mama bear swims cubs to safety in South Lake Tahoe

Published: May. 5, 2020 at 1:50 PM PDT
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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we feel like sharing a story of a mother bear and her three cubs that have come out into the community today and ended up in the keys marina. The mother bear was determined to save all three of her cubs herself and ensure that they see tomorrow by continually swimming each one to safety! Firefighters were called to the scene for a separated cub that the mother was able to coax into the water and swim it to safety.

Posted by South Lake Tahoe Fire Fighters Association on Sunday, May 3, 2020

A mama bear to the rescue, just in time for Mother's Day.

Crews with the South Lake Tahoe Firefighters Association responded Sunday, May 3, 2020 to the keys marina following reports of a bear cub separated from the mother.

A video taken at the scene shows the mama bear determined to save all three of her cubs, by swimming each one to safety.

In the attached video, you can see one of the cubs holding on to its mama's back while she swims him to the shore.

The video capturing the precious moment has been shared more than 1,100 times on Facebook.

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