It was time for the sibling cubs, Cherry, Ruff and Tumble, to enter Wild Enclosure #4.  This is the enclosure where Willow, Viola and Bosco are living.  As always, we know that the cubs are aware of each other through their keen sense of smell, but so far they haven’t encountered the other cubs.  You’ll see that in this bear family the girl rules.  Cherry Bear is the first one to venture out.  In fact, it took some time for her brothers to realize what she had done.

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The three cubs were eating peacefully in the Acclimation Pen.

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The gate was opened remotely by the curator.

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Cherry Bear noticed and stepped outside.

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Tumble was perplexed. He could see his sister, but how did she get there?

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He watched her and wondered. Ruff stayed on the platform.

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Cherry returned to lead the way.

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Tumble goes out the gate.

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Cherry encourages her other brother.

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Ruff saw his sister go through the gate.

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Ruff jumps down from the platform.

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He sees the open gate.

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Out goes Ruff!

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The gate is closed remotely.

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All three of the cubs are outside!

They will enjoy the large outdoor space and it will be fun to watch them discover the many features of their new temporary home.  We wonder how long it will take before these cubs meet the other three.  Stay tuned.