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Wolf Canyon

Taken 7 August 2016 SF has taken two of the former bear grottoes and combined them into one large-ish wolf run.

Wolf Canyon
Buldeo, 9 Aug 2016
    • Buldeo
      Taken 7 August 2016

      SF has taken two of the former bear grottoes and combined them into one large-ish wolf run.
    • snowleopard
      Grizzly Gulch is at one end of the row of bear grottoes, and this Mexican Gray Wolf exhibit takes up two more grottoes (and appears to be a definite upgrade). Is there still a single bear grotto in use?
    • DavidBrown
      There is one polar bear left as of August 2016.
    • Buldeo
      If memory serves, and it should, there used to be five grottoes. That number has now been reduced to three; a single grotto remains to the East that the zoo seems to use for the grizzly sisters when they want to clean the gulch.

      As DavidBrown said, a lone geriatric polar bear occupies a double wide grotto on the Western most end of the grottoes. Basically,

      --polar bear
      --Mexican Grey Wolves
      --empty
      --Grizzly Gulch
    • GraysonDP
      How good is the exhibit?
    • Buldeo
      I would say... 6.5 or 7 seven out of ten. It's decently vegetated and has an all dirt substrate, but they're still working within the footprint of the grottoes. The moat on the Eastern end eliminates a fair amount of square footage, but it does preserve unobstructed viewing.

      I need to go back when the zoo is less crowded for better pictures, but my early concern would be... the seemingly few places for the wolves to get out of sight if they want and if its actually big enough.
    • Chimpangeek
      They can go inside if they want to. In the time since my first visited, they've added in a few more plants and bushes
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