Earlier we posted a recent video of the three cubs after they were reunited in the acclimation pen. Curator Coy has provided some photos of the cubs that show them bonding and forming a “cub family.” This is very good news, as the curators were concerned about Marvin. They were hoping the three would bond, because it’s much better for little cubs to be with others of their kind. When Coy moved Bonnie Blue and Ridgeway he was able to weigh all three little bears. The siblings weighed a little over 13 pounds each, and Marvin, at over 10 pounds, had put on weight as they had hoped he would. Now reunited, all three are eating well.
The fact that all three of them retreated from the human together was a good sign that they are bonding as bears.
Meanwhile, Woody Bear is still behaving very much like a wild bear should behave. Can you see him in this photo?
Maybe this will help you to see him.
Even more zoom and he seems close.
He doesn’t come down to eat until he is sure the curator has left the area. Good wild bear behavior!