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.


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


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


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


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


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!