Grizzly Gulch 10th Anniversary

It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Hearst Grizzly Gulch at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens! Help us celebrate our bear sisters, Kachina and Kiona, on June 24-25, and learn the interesting history of SF Zoo's rescued bears. 

Along with the extremely popular and action-packed 10:30 am feeding, animal care staff will be delivering an additional Keeper Talk at 2:30 pm. Hang out around Grizzly Gulch and have your face painted like a bear (or another favorite animal), hone your bear drawing skills and have your picture taken with a bear character. You may even catch a special Storytime Station with a book reading about – you guessed it – bears! 

Did you know that back in the late 1800’s, a grizzly bear named Monarch who lived in captivity in San Francisco, was the inspiration behind creating the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens we know and love today? Read about the historical importance of Monarch, what become of him and how his likeness came to be on the California state flag!

(Photo on right by Marianne Hale)