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Zoo News: Bear Days, Giant Anteater Pictures

Bear Necessities at San Diego Zoo


Photo taken March 19, 2009, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo

The grizzly bear Montana, one of two at the San Diego Zoo, in his enclosure Thursday.

As part of “Zoo Discovery Days: Bear Bonanza,” a mock campsite was set up in the grizzly enclosure, according to a zoo news release. “Montana and his brother, Scout, demonstrated what can happen when campers aren’t careful with their food. Hint: the grizzlies don’t let little things like cooler lids keep them from fresh fish!”

“Bear Bonanza” is a four-day event that runs that through Sunday and highlights the zoo’s six species of bears. Today, March 21, the polar bear enclosure was to be filled with tons of snow so visitors could watch as the bears dig, roll and play.

The event also features special presentations by zookeepers, veterinarians, and researchers to teach guests about the work the zoo is doing with its bears.


Giant Anteater at National Zoo: New Photos

New photos of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s new anteater (see earlier blog post about its birth) have been released.




Photos by Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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