If you’ve ever been to one of our Meet the Keeper programs at Bear Overlook, a keeper has probably described to you how Virginia and Gus, two of our younger black bears, can climb up to the top ledge of the rock quarry that is their exhibit. They get up there by climbing up this natural ramp on the back wall of the exhibit. It’s pretty steep; I sure wouldn’t want to attempt it, but bears are great climbers and the two don’t usually blink twice at scampering up there. Coming down, however, is slightly more difficult, and usually involves some thinking and turning. Watch Virginia descend after calling her in at closing. As usual, my apologies for the shaky parts.
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That was great! I’ve often wished I could see that (or see them climbing up, for that matter). Thanks!