Grizzily Cubs Arrive in Montana Zoo
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The three grizzly cubs involved in a deadly attack at the Soda Creek Campground near Yellowstone National Park this past week arrived at Zoo Montana in Billings, Mont., Sunday morning (Aug. 1), KFBB-TV, Black Eagle, Mont., reported.
Officials with Zoo Montana say there is plenty of room for the three new bears, but they won’t be integrated with the rest of the population just yet.
The cubs will remain in quarantine until October, a standard protocol for any animal brought in from the wild.
Zoo officials say the cubs were underweight when they arrived, possibly explaining their mother’s unusual and aggressive behavior.
According to the zoo’s executive director, the cubs show some signs of stress, but are expected to fit in smoothly.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chose Zoo Montana because it has certification to house grizzlies.
The cubs will join Bruno and Ozzie, the two grizzly bears currently living at the zoo, once their quarantine is complete.
The cubs’ mother, who carried out the fatal attack, was euthanized on Friday (July 30), after DNA tests confirmed she was the bear that attacked the campers.