In our last post we described how the curators prepared the Acclimation Pen for Otto and moved him into that outdoor space.  He wasn’t happy there.  In fact, he stopped eating, skipping two meals.  This was totally unlike him.

Otto

Otto climbed up to the platform. This was good behavior – until he stopped eating.

He went into the log den.

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Otto in the log den.

When he skipped two meals, the curators decided he should go back to The Cub House.

Otto

Otto started eating right away.

He seemed happy to be back in his familiar rooms with his “furnishings” and toys.

Otto

He ate, drank and played as he did before.

Little bear cubs have minds of their own.  The curators let the bears show them what they want, and they try to provide what is asked for.  Otto asked to go back in his familiar Cub House.  Problem solved!