The ABR bears, whether cubs or yearlings, really like to play with the swingy balls in the enclosures. Swingy balls are there for enrichment to keep them from getting bored during their stay. Bears are such intelligent animals that they need stimulation of various kinds, and our curators dream up many different enrichment strategies.

Here is a short video that is a compilation of several segments of bears “having a ball” playing with a swingy ball. We’re sure it will make you smile, chuckle, or laugh out loud! Click here to watch the bears at play.