On our first visit we were lucky to arrive when Brutus had just got out, and as an added bonus Casey was on site that day talking with the patrons. This time when we arrived the bears had been out a while and were still active, but just starting to become a bit lazy. They bring the bears out in 2 shifts, one starting in the morning and another around 2ish. It is best to call and confirm the times and if you want to see Brutus the time he will be out that day, since I believe it changes. It is most fun to see the bears right when they bring them out because the trainers place enrichment treats all around the enclosure, sometimes in very interesting places. While watching the bears sniff out the treats you can usually get some very good information. This time we got a lesson on unexpected bear encounters and how to deal with them. Consider your entry fee a donation as they are doing this for a good cause. It is not a place that you are likely to stay at for a long time. Both times we stayed for probably 30-45 minutes. Plan ahead with these things in mind.
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