The cubs and yearlings at ABR are behaving like normal bears – just what we want them to do.  Each day they practice their skills to be ready for release when the time comes.  Rain or shine, they rest, forage and play.

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Rainy days make for sleepy bears. Viola on the platform.

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Viola’s foot and the claws on her front paw.

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A change of position gives another view of the back foot.

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The three cubs forage together.

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They are finding good things to eat in the grass.

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Bosco and Willow take a break from eating to play. Viola is in between them.

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Viola Bear gets out of their way.

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Bosco Bear chows down on peanuts.

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Willow and Bosco meet on the tire bridge.

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In another enclosure, Magnolia Bear snoozes in her favorite tree.

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Bumble Bear has apples and pears to eat in his enclosure.

We can see the changes in the cubs and yearlings.  All of them have grown and are continuing to grow and change.