5/2/2012 5:21:20 PM

Siku at 23 Weeks

Siku is 23 weeks old! He now weighs 32 kg (70 pounds). His tongue—which was pink at birth—is becoming darker and darker every day, with more and more spots. Siku is still drinking the same amount of milk, but he is eating more and more meat. He especially likes cow heart.

With the weather getting warmer and warmer he is also swimming more and more. He has figured out it is a great way to cool down. We are outside with him in his new enclosure when the park is open, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. He plays most of the day, but takes a couple of naps outside. He is really good at sleeping even when park guests are talking and watching him.

The newest thing for Siku is that the park is open, and a lot of people come to see him, so we have not made that many changes in his environment or his daily routine. He is doing so well with the guests and has not been insecure about it once. He is playing, running around, and also sleeping in front of them.

He still sees the big bears on a daily basis and is becoming more and more used to them.

He has completely accepted that we are on the other side of the fence, and he often completely ignores us. He still likes to be able to see us all the time, just to know we are there!

Siku's wish is to reduce your carbon footprint to save his wild cousins.

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