Fig (Ficus): Radulina Ficus radulina
FAMILY: MORACEAE (Mulberry Family)
The largest tree in the San Diego Zoo's Sun Bear Forest, a 40-foot (12-meter)-tall Ficus radulina towers over the lion-tailed macaques from the center of their enclosure. This lanky fig, the only one of its kind in the Zoo, is only half its ultimate size and is considered irreplaceable. It provides important shade and climbing opportunities for not only the macaques but also for the binturongs that share the enclosure.