15 Things About California the Rest of the World Finds Weird

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2. Monach The California Grizzly

Monach The California Grizzly

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While California is no longer known as the Grizzly State, it still has a grizzly on it’s state flag. That bear is known as Monarch, who was a 1,200 lb wild grizzly bar that had been captured by William Randolph Hearst.

Monach was a star, bringing in people from all over to the Woodard’s Garden, and then to the Golden Gate Park. He died in 1911, and a wild California grizzly bear hasn’t been seen since 13 years after his death in 1924.

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