No surprise – our three orphaned bear cubs are busy foraging and filling their tummies.  They still try to hide in the underbrush, but as the trees and shrubs lose their leaves, it’s harder for them to stay hidden.  It seems that their hyperphagia, or intense eating to prepare for winter, is not letting up.  They want to be well prepared!

Andy

Roly poly Andy Bear out foraging.

Andy

Andy goes into the underbrush to hide as he eats.

Finnegan

Finnegan comes out of hiding to forage for acorns.

Andy and Eliza

The two siblings, Andy and Eliza are only partly hidden.

We can see that these cubs are nice and round – a very good shape for bear cubs at this time of year!