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New grizzly bear overlook
September 22, 2020

family pointing at overlookQuick – what’s even better than a rambunctious grizzly bear splashing in a pool?

A 180-degree view of him from a brand-new platform!

Now over two years old, our grizzly bears Hawthorne and Huckleberry are bigger and more playful than ever. Last winter we took the false bottom out of their pool (put there to protect them when they were small) and they really enjoy splashing around in the full depth of seven feet.

“Huckleberry loves the pool – he’s a real water bear,” comments keeper Jordan Bednarz. “But they’re both super playful with everything.”

grizzly bear overlook And the sand that was beneath the false bottom? That made an awesome digging pile.

Meanwhile, guests can get an even better view of the grizzlies thanks to a brand-new overlook platform built last winter. Positioned above the fence from the upper walking path, the platform gives a 180-degree clear view over the habitat – perfect for bear-spotting (and photos, too).

“They love to wrestle – it looks like sumo, as they stand up and push,” adds Bednarz. “And they’re eating much more as they keep growing, too.”

Furry, furry fun.

Hawthorne the grizzly bear
Hawthorne the grizzly bear.