If one pear is good, a bagfull is better!

In the wild, bears would not have access to pears (or apples) quite yet.  But since the cubs are introduced to these fruits now, they will recognize them as food later, when they are released .  This cub can easily tear into the bag of pears with its sharp claws and teeth, but wild bears that eat garbage are at real danger from eating plastic or other wrappings that have food remnants.  This fact is behind the message that “Garbage Kills Bears.”  Although this cub with the bag is a cute picture, as you probably can guess, this plastic bag was removed promptly from the enclosure so that this cub and the other cubs were not able to ingest it!