At the WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, we have an enrichment program aimed at keeping our bears physically healthy and mentally stimulated. Every month, we’ll showcase the new or different activities and physical challenges our bears can tackle.
This month, the bears are foraging for food hidden around their exercise yard and solving a few enrichment puzzles also filled with food. They also figure out that the street-sweeper brushes make for a nice, relaxing back scratcher. A healthy coating of rancid beef blood makes the sweepers especially attractive to the bears.