<p>A weeks-old black bear (<a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/american-black-bear/"><i>Ursus americanus</i></a>) cries as it emerges from its den for the first time in Dawson, a city in Yukon, Canada. Poor thing, it must not have heard that the Cubs won the World Series.</p>

A weeks-old black bear (Ursus americanus) cries as it emerges from its den for the first time in Dawson, a city in Yukon, Canada. Poor thing, it must not have heard that the Cubs won the World Series.

Photograph by Peter Mather

These Real-Life Bear Cubs Are All Winners

After a World Series victory, these baby bears are finally getting their day in the sun.

What’s more exciting than the the Chicago Cubs winning their first Major League Baseball World Series in 108 years? Pictures of the real thing, of course. (Read "Here’s What Happened the Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series.")

To celebrate the Cubs’ victory, we’ve combed our archives for these pictures of bears sleeping, posing, and playing.

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