The two yearling bears – Summitt and Dani Bear – were very relaxed in their tree.  They not only shared the tree, they even shared the same branch.  They are very tolerant of each other, a trait that is not common in yearlings, who are usually very solitary.

Dani - Summitt

Dani and Summitt Bear on the same branch.


Dani relaxes on her end of the branch.


Summitt snoozes on his end.

Meanwhile, in their enclosure, the two cubs climbed down from their tree in search of food.


Here they come!

Otto - Rollo

Rollo is first to touch the ground.  He starts to forage.


Rollo rakes the food closer, using his paw. He is a sturdy little cub.

Something made the cubs a little nervous.  They retreated to the tree to continue eating.  Sometimes bears will eat standing up.


The cubs took their food closer to the tree.


Otto stands by the tree and uses his paw to get the food to his mouth.


A bear’s paw can be a handy plate.

After a few minutes of snacking, the two cubs scrambled back up the tree.  They would wait until later in the day, around dusk, to continue to eat.

Bears are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk.  We see our ABR bears any time of the day, but early and late are the best times to see bears in the wild.