We are always happy to see a cub display real wild bear behavior, so when Sugar Bear displayed appropriate wildness the other day, it pleased the curator.  Even though to some of us it seems as though it would be nice to cuddle and love the adorable cubs, the goal of ABR is to discourage any bonding between cubs and their temporary caretakers.  We must be sure they are not habituated to humans when they are released back into the wild.  Here are some photos of Sugar Bear acting wild!

Sugar charges

Sugar Bear charges!

Sugar's claws

Sugar’s claws are long and sharp.

Sugar sticks out tongue

Sugar Bear sticks out her tongue.

Sugar with open mouth.

She displays a “wild face.”