Watching the Crowd
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The Oakland Zoo has done a good job of keeping its animals in an environment which is quite natural. The enclosures are large and allow their occupants to feel as close to home as they probably would in a wild state. The young grizzly bear in this photograph apparently had struck up a friendship with a crow that followed him around the enclosure. Every now and then the bear would move from one location to another, and his companion would follow him so that they could both could get a better observation point to watch their watchers.