The curators keep an eye on the cubs in the Cub Nursery by way of a baby monitor.  By watching and listening remotely, they do not have to enter the building and disturb the cubs unnecessarily.  In the morning, the curator enters the Nursery to clean up the pen and give the cubs their breakfast.  Here is a sequence of photos taken during breakfast a couple of days ago.

2 cubs in bed.

Cubs are still in their bed.

The curator put food into the pen for their breakfast.

Sweet Pea tastes

Sweet Pea tries out the blueberry-yogurt mixture.

Sugar tries the mixture

Sugar Bear wants some, too!

Sweet Pea tries lettuce

Sweet Pea samples the lettuce.

A note about the foods that are offered.  As you know, the goal is to care for the cubs in such a way that they will be able to return to the wild.  The curators strive to offer foods that are as natural and healthy as possible.  While it is true that bears in the wild would not have yogurt, cubs still require the nutrition of mother’s milk.  We use a formula, and because they are no longer receiving a bottle, the curators mix the formula with yogurt.  Blueberries (or any berries, for that matter) are very important in a bear’s diet.  In the spring, wild bears eat tender leaves and grasses, so the lettuce is a similar food.