Dan Mitchell caught a mama and her cubs in the act of being bears.

It seemed to me that “mom” was perhaps showing the cubs how to climb trees. She would edge them over to a tree and then they would start to climb. Before long both of the small cubs were scampering many feet up into the trees, and mom followed at least partway.

When you look at the picture, take note of the adult female bear, perhaps weighing 400 ponds, perched perpendicularly on a tree and think about how much physical strength she must have in her claws/paws to keep her up on that tree.