Photo taken Nov 29, 2008, Fresno Zoo
So I approached this bear's habitat at the zoo. The bear's back was to me. There was no one else there observing--just me. I moved around the edge, so I could see the bear's face better. It was dozing with its nose in the air, and its head bobbing to one side and then the other. Then, as if it sensed me there, it woke up and slowly lolled its head back and looked straight at me. It was the sweetest and most gentle look. It was touching... and sad. I kinda wish the bear didn't have to be there.