When Curator Coy observed the cubs he found them resting in daybeds.  They didn’t even respond to the sound of food falling into the enclosure.  It’s that time of year – even though they never were taught about hibernation, the need for winter’s sleep is hard-wired into the little bears and they are responding to the bodily signals.


Otto and Rollo Bear shared a daybed at the bottom of an oak tree. All we see of Rollo is his ear.

Otto - Rollo

The chilly morning made the cubs extra sleepy. Otto yawns.


Nearby, Apollo Bear rested in his own daybed by another tree.


Apollo could hardly keep his eyes open. Bear cubs need lots of rest.

Drowsy or sleepy, whatever you call it, those words describe the cubs these days.