Like in previous years we went "back stage" to meet Koshari the real bear. He was fascinated by Nevada. He smacked the plexiglas with his paw as he was checking him out. I don't know if he noticed, but Koshari actually licked Nevada's paw when it was close to the fence. The other highlight was Sabot driving a golf cart through the park. He had stopped for a photo op, but when the park manager hopped in and said, "Drive, Bear!" He obeyed!
Here's a few pics:
Getting checked out by Koshari
Basalt makes an appearance
Who's Driving?!? Bear is driving!!! How can that be?!?
Sabot wants to get his pic on the Rolling Stone