Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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In 1963, Gordon Brong, Folsom Park Superintendent, was contacted by the University of California at Davis seeking a safe home for a cub that was orphaned and burned in a forest fire. Gordon had already been keeping several deer and a coyote in an area around the parks office. Visitors would often come to see the animals. In an effort to give the bear cub a home, Gordon managed to persuade the city to provide space and local service clubs built an enclosure that would allow the bear cub to join the other animals. The Folsom Zoo ...

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