The cubs were back in full eating mode again.  Just when the curators think they have really slowed down and are ready to stop eating, the bears resume their voracious munching of the offered foods.  Example:  They made short work of the 24 pears that were thrown over the fence, and then set to work on the acorns, peanuts and almonds.  The curators now estimate the weights of the cubs to be in the 60-65 pound range!  It will be very interesting to see exactly how much each cub weighs on release day.

Rollo - Otto

Rollo and Otto sitting on the ground at the base of a tree.

Rollo - Otto

The two cubs on alert – they see Apollo.

Otto

Rollo heads uphill while Otto stays put.

Apollo - Rollo

Apollo and Rollo forage for nuts – acorns, peanuts and almonds.

Otto

Otto has found one of the pears.

Three cubs

All three of the cubs forage for fruit and nuts.

Three cubs

They gobble up the food, growing chubbier by the day.

Whereas humans think that being fat is a bad thing, for bears it is a very good thing.  They will live off their fat during the winter, when they do not eat.