The National Park Service recently shared this cute photo on Facebook and explained that bears sometimes give each other subtle clues to communicate.
“Sometimes they communicate stress by popping their jaws, salivating, and making “huffing” noises. Analysis done by park biologists suggest the behavior shown in the accompanying photo means “shhh.” Well, it’s one theory.
Image: One bear shushing another bear, or possibly asking them to smell their paw at Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska. NPS/K. Ilgunas”