Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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Hyperphagia causes bears, including cubs, to eat almost around the clock. In case you’re wondering, yes, that happens in the wild as well as at ABR. The difference is that the curators at ABR toss great quantities of foods (nuts, fruits, bear pellets) out in the enclosures, to make sure that none of the cubs feel any concern about there being enough. That doesn’t always happen in the wild, and bears can get possessive about the food. But our cubs have so much that they have plenty of time to sleep in between their meals.

The four female cubs in Wild Enclosure #4, forage.

The four “T” cubs forage in their enclosure, too.

At night, the cubs seem to be electrified!

After a big meal, it’s time to sleep.

When four chubby cubs share the space, it’s disruptive when one moves. Reminds us of the song  about “Four in the bed and the little one said “Roll over, roll over…..”

In Enclosure #1, another crowded “bed” of cubs.

Angus decides to pass the time by ripping some of the firehose trim from the edge of the platform.

Lest we forget, here is Heather Yearling, taking a break from eating and sleeping. She really is looking good!

She is even growing into her ears, which seemed so big when she arrived!