The five cubs in the Cub House at ABR are a lively bunch. They are building up their muscles and practicing their bear skills. Most of these skills are innate and come naturally to little bears. They don’t have to be taught.

This video of the cubs confronting a new water feature (a swimming tub) in their Acclimation Pen is a case in point. When it appeared for the first time recently, they reacted in a very bear-like way, by investigating it through the use of all their senses. They showed their anxiety by huffing, blowing, and swatting – the typical reaction that all bears display to something new in the environment. We think you will find their responses highly entertaining. Click here to watch.