September has brought with it very obvious hyperphagia on the part of the cubs.  They eat and eat and eat some more – then they rest and sleep.  We saw Bumble B Bear foraging in our last post; this time he was sleeping up in his favorite tree.

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Cubs in Wild Enclosure #4 eating and eating some more.

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The curators hear the sounds of munching and crunching as the cubs forage.

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Piccola Bear in her large pen. She had just eaten her breakfast.

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Bumble is sleeping in his tree. If this were in the wild, he’d be hard to spot.

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Magnolia came out to forage by her favorite tree.

Yes, it’s the season for bears to fatten up (or chubbify).  They are doing a good job!