If you saw the YouTube video we posted a couple of days ago, you saw Viola Bear taking a ride on the Swingy Ball in the enclosure.  Here is a photo of her getting ready for her performance.  The other two cubs enjoy batting at the ball but Viola takes it to the next level by riding it, lifting her feet off the ground.  If it were an Olympic event, we have no doubt that she would win the gold!


Viola interacts with the Swingy Ball.

Playing like this, Viola is strengthening her muscles and increasing her sense of balance.  She’s definitely the Swingy Ball Champ!