“Quite what the little chap had done to incur his mother’s wrath remains a mystery. But the chances are that he won’t do it again. This astonishing series of pictures illustrates how, in the world of the brown bear, there are no agonized disputes over corporal punishment of children.”
First, the mother glares angrily at her son as he stands a few feet away looking guilty and sheepish.
Within seconds he is backed into a corner with a terrified expression as she roars her disapproval.
Shortly afterwards he finds himself airborne after she seizes him by the scruff of the neck and propels him from side to side.
However, the fierce encounter at Simferopol Zoo in the Ukraine comes to a peaceful conclusion when Mummy, who weighs the best part of 550lb, gently hugs him to her chest to reassure him that all is forgiven.