Cecilia Bear is a yearling (one-year-old) bear being cared for at Appalachian Bear Rescue.  Cecilia is climbing a tree.  Tree-climbing is very important to bear cubs and yearlings.  A tree may provide food. It is a safe place for young bears and they even sleep in trees!  Look at the claws on this little bear’s paw – those claws grip the tree and make it easy for her to climb