We have an amusing sequence of photos for you to enjoy today.  It seems that two of the three cubs – Rollo and Apollo – wanted to take a nap, but Otto Bear was determined to wake them up because he wanted to play.  Here is what happened.

Otto

Otto Bear – awake and ready to go. He looks like he’s going to stir up trouble.

Rollo

Rollo is enjoying his peaceful nap.

Apollo - Otto

Otto went to Apollo’s tree to try and wake him up.

Apollo - Otto

Apollo really wanted to nap.

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Otto is persistent. He nibbles at Apollo’s foot.

Apollo - Otto

Otto swats and nibbles at Apollo.

Apollo - Otto

Apollo starts to wake up; Otto goes to another branch to play with leaves.

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Huffing at each other. We can imagine the meaning of each cub’s huffs.

Apollo - Otto

The two cubs are nose-to-nose.

Though it seems incredible, all of this took place silently.  Bear cubs do not make noise when they play, because noise would attract attention, which they don’t want.

Rollo

Rollo awakens briefly and licks some raindrops off of a nearby branch. His tree is “next door.”

Rollo

Rollo goes back to sleep. He doesn’t want to join the foolishness.

Apollo - Otto

Otto continues to pester Apollo.

Apollo

Apollo is now fully awake. Otto has succeeded in his mission.

We never know what will happen next in the Wild Enclosure.  Bear cubs are always interesting to observe.