Here is a recent photo of Colton Bear as he forages to find the food that our curators toss over the fence for him. You can tell that he is enjoying his natural diet. In the wild, bears go through a state called hyperphagia in the fall, as they eat vast quantities of food to prepare for their hibernation. Colton is doing his part! A bear can eat 20,000 calories a day, gaining 3-5 pounds per day during this time. Colton Bear is definitely a “chubby cubby,” don’t you think? We’ll post more tomorrow…….