The COYs (Cubs Of the Year) at ABR, although the same age, are at different stages of development. In this Facebook Live video Curator Tori points out the differences. Jellybean is the largest cub, and in many ways he is further along in his development. The chances are that he was born earlier in the mid-January to mid-February birth period for black bear cubs than the others. Duke and Daisy Mae are a bit smaller, and are probably a week or two younger than Jellybean. Peeps is the smallest of all; she was very likely born in the latter part of the “birth period.” It is interesting to see the various developmental stages at this point in their lives. A few months from now, these differences will hardly be noticeable.

They have a lot of growing to do! Keep watching to see how they acquire new skills as they get larger and stronger!