Grizzly Bear 399 and her four Cubs from the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have stolen the hearts of nature lovers the world over. Following the saga of this incredible mama bear and her babies has been a wonderful diversion for many in a difficult year.
Artist Aaron Barrett has captured the playfulness and love of this beautiful bear family in his piece “The Royal Family.” Aaron decided to carve the bears separate and unattached, so that they can be arranged and rearranged as seen fit.
Each bear is carved from fossilized walrus jawbone. Mama bear is signed by Aaron Barrett. She measures approximately 5.5” long x 3.5” tall. Each cub’s longest measurement is between 2” and 2.5”.