SAN FRANCISCO ZOO, GRIZZLY BEAR EXHIBIT San Francisco, CA
Located at the gateway to the North American exhibit, the new brown bear exhibit is on the largest of its kind in the United States, providing a focal point for the visitor. CA designed a new habitat, adjacent to the existing bear exhibit, completely rehabilitating existing exhibit spaces to feature a landscaped hill with waterfalls and a pond, using state-of-the-art filtration systems. The new exhibit boasts an underwater viewing area behind three inch glass walls. The project utilizes the existing lake as borrowed scenery, giving the sense of a much larger habitat and visually providing a connection between the meadow and the mountains.