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Grizzly in zoo has reason to postpone hibernation

One of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs enjoys a pumpkin for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will receive this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The Zoo is open and free to the public on Thanksgiving Day as well. (Amy Sancetta / Associated Press)
One of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs enjoys a pumpkin for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will receive this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The Zoo is open and free to the public on Thanksgiving Day as well. (Amy Sancetta / Associated Press)

CRITTERS -- One of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs enjoys a pumpkin for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will receive on Thanksgiving Day.




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