The Togwotee Pass grizzly bear sow and cub, nicknamed Felicia and Pepper, have reportedly reunited one month after being separated for an unknown reason.
Onlookers witnessed the reunion sometime after 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen, who has been following the pair.
Jack Bayles, another photographer, confirmed news of the unlikely rejoining of the mother grizzly and orphaned cub, whose visibility along the highway has attracted much attention.
“Felicia has accepted Pepper,” Bayles told the News&Guide this morning. “She has nursed, or has tried to nurse.”
The gender of the cub is unknown. The grizzly duo was visible together through much of the morning, he said.
See the July 17 edition of the News&Guide for a full story.