America Goes Wild for Brave Mama Bear

Rescued cub from the highway

The rescue as it happened.     Photo: Ricky Forbes/YouTube

A brave mama bear took America by storm, making the rounds on the Today show and ABC, among others, after video emerged of the bear rescuing her cub from the perils of a human highway.

In the footage, we see the cub trapped against a concrete barrier, helpless against the roaring onrush of an alien civilization. Like a black furry angel, the mother swoops over the barrier and lifts the cub to safety. "That is the coolest thing I've ever seen," says the videographer. 

The footage was taken by Ricky Forbes, a member of the Tornado Hunters storm chasing team, who was driving through British Columbia's Kootenay National Park. "While watching the cub, we saw the mama bear stick [its] head over the barrier to save [its] young from its dangerous predicament," said Forbes. "A very amazing sight to see."

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