Destination Riverbanks

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden recently completed the single largest expansion in its 40-year history — Destination Riverbanks. As a result, in June 2015 the Zoo unveiled two spectacular new habitats: Grizzly Ridge for grizzly bears and Otter Run for North American river otters. The expansion culminated with the May 2016 opening of Sea Lion Landing, an incredible reproduction of San Francisco’s Pier 39 featuring California sea lions.

Grizzly Bear

Quick fact: Grizzly bears will often stand on their hind legs to better use their keen sense of smell in locating food. Riverbanks’ two grizzlies are male siblings that were orphaned when young.

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