Now that the ABR bear population is down to two cubs, we will be looking closely at them from now on, and learning more about bear cubs as we watch them in their Wild Enclosure.  This time we have photos of the cubs in a tree.  The curators report that the two cubs are up and down a dozen or more trees a day.  Like young children, they are seldom still for long.

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Rollo and Otto Bear are at home in trees.

Bear cubs are so much at home in trees they can almost be considered semi-arboreal.

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Otto seems to be hanging out, almost floating on air. We wonder how he holds on.

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They hear the sound of breakfast being delivered (thrown into the enclosure).

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Down the tree they come ASAP.

Watching bear cubs come down a tree is like watching firemen come down a pole – they speed down, with their front paws barely touching the tree trunk.

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They are almost to the ground. Time elapsed – mere seconds

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They immediately start foraging for their food.

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The arrow points to where they were when they started their descent.

As we have said before, in photos it may appear that the curators are close to the cubs, but they are quite a distance away.  We are glad they have that zoom lens on the camera!