Our yearling, Sweetie Bear, who is sharing a Wild Enclosure with yearling Hartley Bear, is quite a swimmer. Yesterday was a warmer day, and after eating five (5) pears and some peanuts, Sweetie went to get a drink and then went for a swim. She was like a fish in the water, which is not surprising since black bears are very good swimmers. This is a video of Sweetie’s swim in the Cubby Pool. Hartley was nowhere in sight – as we’ve said before, yearlings tend to keep to themselves, unlike the highly social cubs. Click here to watch our little mermaid bear enjoying the pool.

Next post will be another look at the rambunctious cubs.