posted by davek on Jan 23
We continue our vacation stroll through the San Francisco Zoo with the Chimpanzee and Grizzly Bear. I got a nice Chimpanzee pose here while he was eating a mango. They have opposable thumbs used for climbing, picking fruits, and catching insects. They are relatives of other great apes (orangutans, gorillas, bonobos and man). They live in west and central Africa chiefly in ran forests and never very far from trees. Below is one of the zoo’s two female Grizzly Bears. Kachina and Kiona were orphaned as cubs in Montana and arrived at teh zoo in 2004. It is also the official state animal of California. Although they can weigh between 300 to 700 pounds they can run up to 35 miles per hour. Fur colors range from blond to dark brown often with silver tips giving them their “grizzled” look.