Today we feature the Louisiana yearling, Magnolia Bear.  She is not always easy to spot, and therefore her photos are sometimes missing from the group on a post.  But today we have several images of the reclusive yearling, taken by the enclosure cam.

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The first photo, a night vision image, shows her taking a drink from her pool.

Magnolia has never been seen actually entering the water, although she often takes a drink from the pool.

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The next day, she was back by the pool, but didn’t swim. Only her hind end was wet.

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As she went on through the enclosure, she stopped to interact with the swingy ball.

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The bear – ball interaction went on for several minutes.

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Magnolia finally subdued the swingy ball.

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She continued until she came to her “drinking tub,” where she likes to soak.

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After soaking, she started to forage.

Magnolia and Bumble B, the other yearling, are not as frenzied in their eating as are the six cubs in Wild Enclosure #4.  The yearlings are more relaxed about their foraging.