The Maryland Zoo has recently added two species from North America to it's collection. The zoo specializes in animals from North American (Maryland), the Arctic, and Africa. Given it's relatively small size, these are strategic choices based on historical happenstance and now ensconced in it choices for the better. The new arrivals are a pair of Bobcats and sibling sister Brown Bears. The Bobcats bring new life to the Maryland exhibit itself, which up until now was anchored by North American River Otters and a Red Fox. The Brown Bears find welcome space in the unused portion of the Polar Bear Habitat after the untimely death of one of the zoo's two Polar Bears. I am happy to report that the other Polar is well and doing fine.