Today’s post will focus on the two yearlings – Magnolia and Bumble B.  The cubs were mostly in the cooler undergrowth and hidden from view.

First of all, Curator David adjusted the cam in one of the enclosures.

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Curator David makes adjustments to cam.

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We get a good look at Magnolia.

Louisiana bears are a subspecies of the American Black Bear.  They have a narrower skull and longer snout.  We can see this in Magnolia’s face.

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She was wet from the waist down. Apparently she’d been in her Cub Tub.

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She balanced on the stubby branch.

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Soon she climbed up to snooze in her favorite tree.

In his own enclosure, Bumble was out and about.

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He surveyed his domain. Bears often strike poses that look very human.

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He foraged for peanuts.

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Bumble is becoming a solid, round bear.

Although the three little cubs were pretty much hidden from the camera, it did catch a quick glimpse of Viola on her way back into the underbrush to join her friends.

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Viola came out for a short time, but didn’t stay long.

Just another busy day for the ABR bears.