Another week, another trip to the San Diego Zoo (the best zoo in the world, according to Newt Gringrich).

When I visit the zoo, one of my first stops is often to see the bears. They are several different kinds:

This is the Andean Bear. He like to pace back and forth in his enclosure a lot, but when he settles down it’s hard to imagine that he could possibly be dangerous. He looks just like a lazy dog.

andean bear at the san diego zoo

andean bear at the san diego zoo

There are also two grizzly bears. They’re brothers named Scout and Montana. I’ve seen them wrestle before, which was amazing. They can move very quickly when they feel like it. Today, Scout and Montana were in a much more mellow kind of mood.

grizzly bear at the san diego zoo

grizzly bear at the san diego zoo

Scout and Montana, grizzly bear brothers at the San Diego Zoo

Scout and Montana, grizzly bear brothers at the San Diego Zoo

And, of course, there is my favorite bear. The sloth bear, Kenny. Kenny is my favorite because he is basically a dog. If you yell his name he’ll come out to see what’s going on. If you yell his name and run back and forth in front of his enclosure, he will actually run along with you. He’ll even sit up sometimes if I jump up and down long enough.

Kenny the sloth bear at the San Diego Zoo

Kenny the sloth bear at the San Diego Zoo

Kenny the sloth bear at the San Diego Zoo

Kenny the sloth bear at the San Diego Zoo

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