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Grizzly Bear Exhibit - Detroit Zoo

July 2008.

Grizzly Bear Exhibit - Detroit Zoo
snowleopard, 13 Jul 2008
    • Jaguar
      Great photo of a great exhibit, plenty of grass, the cliff border really makes this look like your in a forest in the northern U.S. or even in Canada. Great habitat for the grizzlies.
    • mstickmanp
      I bet this used to be a typical grotto before the vegitation took over.
    • snowleopard
      Exactly. These grotto exhibits aren't as nice as they appear in photos, and are extremely old.
    • AnaheimZoo
      Reminds me of the Bronx's grizzly bear exhibit a little bit... well, the newly renovated version at least. :)
    • snowleopard
      The bear grottoes at Detroit Zoo were unveiled to the public when the zoo opened in 1928. Other than the addition of birthing dens (in the early 1930's) and the planting of natural substrate for the most part these enclosures have hardly changed in almost 85 years.
    • wyldjaguar
      I beg to differ; the Detroit grottoes are incredibly spacious, field good substrate and have plenty of vegetation. While I agree there are plenty of other bear grottoes across the country that should be abolished, the zoo historian in me appreciates this well-crafted Hagenbeck design! If there was a "historic register" of American zoo architecture, this might be one of the first candidates I'd nominate...
    • JBZvolunteer
      This the largest "grotto" they have at the zoo and according to the zoo's historical timeline near the train station at one time they held 16 polar bears(they had a picture that featured at least 8) in this exhibit which would explain why it is so big.
    • elefante
      These grottos seemed pretty nice to me. Nothing like the concrete slabs of the Henry Doorly Zoo.
    • Malayan Tiger
      Once there was an Andean Bear in the single grotto behind the row of three that this one is in. It was only there a short time and was little known before it died. I belive it was in 2009
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