Adorable pictures show bear teaching its young how to scratch its back

It's one of the "bear" necessities of life.

A photographer has captured remarkable images of a mother grizzly bear teaching her young cub how to scratch its back in Canada, reports South West News Service, a British news agency.

German photographer Marion Vollborn took the incredible photos at Taku River in Northern British Columbia, noting that she never expected to see the heart-warming interaction between a mother and child, reminiscent of a scene from the 1967 Disney movie "The Jungle Book."

A mama bear teaches her cub to scratch its back on a tree near the Taku River in North British Columbia, Canada. (Credit: SWNS)

A mama bear teaches her cub to scratch its back on a tree near the Taku River in North British Columbia, Canada. (Credit: SWNS)

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"I went to photograph the bears and I travel to Canada once a year to photograph them," Vollborn said in comments obtained by SWNS. "I've pictured bears before but I didn't expect a mother to get so close to me with her cub. I felt incredibly honored and grateful to be able to experience such an intimate moment.

"I never once felt threatened," Vollborn added.

This is the adorable moment a mother bear shows her young cub how to scratch its back against a handy tree. (Credit: SWNS)

This is the adorable moment a mother bear shows her young cub how to scratch its back against a handy tree. (Credit: SWNS)

Vollborn, who has been photographing nature for 10 years, said she believes the cub is definitely a newborn, possibly as young as "five months old."

The simple bare necessities, indeed.

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