Brush was cleared and bushes trimmed to prevent the cubs from climbing on the fence.  Many of the tall trees were wrapped with metal collars, so the cubs could not climb too high (some trees are 40-50 feet tall).  In order to give the cubs “branches” to climb to and sit upon, manmade perches were installed just below the metal wrappings.  It was a hot and dirty business, and finally, at the end of the day there was time for a cool treat.

ABR curator clearing brush in enclosure.


Trees with metal wrappings and perches.


Boy, this tastes good!