We normally don’t have grizzly bears in Panama. A grizzly bear is a powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America. It isn’t that they disappeared from the isthmus, I don’t think there were ever bears in this part of the world. This doesn’t mean you can’t find one or two if you look closely. I found one at the entrance of a shop at a local mall last Sunday. Of course it wasn’t a real bear, but believe me, it sure looked like a fierce mean bear to me.
This bear is one of the most photographed subjects at the mall. People patiently line up to have their picture taken with the mean-looking-bear. I was no exception, except I was the guy taking the picture with my ole Birthday camera. A little girl was brave enough to stand under the bear and pose for the camera. This is it my friends.