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It's been awhile since we last gave an update on the three orphaned Black Bear cubs currently in our care at PAWS Wildlife Center (for background, see prior posts here and here).

Our wildlife volunteers and staff have been busy caring for the summer rush of injured and orphaned wildlife, but Kevin Mack, PAWS' Naturalist, did have time to capture this clip of the bear cubs and send it over while the staff were cleaning the enclosures (that's what all the background sounds are in the video).

Growing up without a mother bear is far from ideal for these cubs, but as you can see in the video, they are doing well considering the situation. They've got so much energy, they don't know what to do with themselves.

Our rehabilitators are sure to provide them with plenty of enrichment to keep them active and learning their instinctual behaviors. The cubs learn and expend their energy with items such as logs and plants they would normally encounter in the wild, varying surfaces to climb over and under, and of course plenty of water and a range of foods mimicking their natural diet.

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