If you haven’t been by the Oakland Zoo’s bear exhibit recently you really need to come see the furnishings. Thanks to Natural Balance Pet Food and PETCO we were able to bring in large logs, by crane, and rebuild the structures.
Many thanks to the Redwood Crane Company and ZooKeeper Jeff Kinzley for all of their hard work and to Colleen Kinzley for having the vision and seeing it through. The sun bears are thoroughly enjoying their new digs.
Ting Ting is a little less enthusiastic than the little girls but she is making herself at home on the many level telephone pole structure. You will also see her walking the giant log across the pool in these pictures.
We have always had the most spacious exhibit for sun bears and the most natural substrate but we were lacking complexity for these curious, busy bears. What a great step forward this is.