We posted that Rollo and Otto Bear were sharing quarters at ABR.  You may recall that when they were first introduced a couple of days ago Otto was less than enthusiastic about his new roommate.  Rollo, on the other hand, was anxious to follow Otto and do what he did.  Curator Coy decided to move the two cubs into an Acclimation Pen, and the dynamics changed.  They are doing things together and seem to enjoy each other’s company.  This is Otto’s first contact (other than his time in the den, of course) with another member of his species.  For Rollo, it is no doubt comforting to once again have another bear to share his daily experiences.

Rollo and Otto

Rollo and Otto on the shelf in their pen.

Rollo seems eager to get out to the trees he can see outside the Acclimation Pen.


Rollo looks out into the Wild Enclosure.

Otto is intrigued by the outdoor sights.

Rollo and Otto

Rollo watches Otto, who is looking out into the Wild Enclosure.


Otto by the Cub Tub. The two cubs have been seen in the tub together.

It seems that these two little orphaned bear cubs will be able to forge a friendship, even if it is temporary.  That is a good thing, as they will learn from each other.  Rollo, with his former wild experiences, will have a lot to teach the larger Otto.