December 29, 2009
By Greg Farrar
Above, Vitez rolls around with some bamboo, about the only Christmas present he enjoyed Dec. 23. At right, Bagheera eyes a box, one of his presents, suspiciously. Maybe he knew it contained nothing but small tufts of reindeer fur. The newest Cougar Mountain Zoo cubs were given Christmas trees, plenty of bamboo and boxes that had meat, fur and various smells in them. See video of the cubs enjoying their first Christmas at www.issaquahpress.com.