Orphaned Montana grizzly bears enjoy new home in Canadian zoo (video)

Posted at 4:35 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 18:35:30-04

Three orphaned grizzly bear cubs from Montana are having a great time at Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien in Quebec, and zoo officials are asking for help in naming them.

In a video posted on Facebook, the bears are shown frolicking around in their habitat.

In a message in French, the zoo calls for name submissions from the public.

“Orphaned grizzly bears from Montana are now in their habitat! Come see them. Fun and cute moments guaranteed. We need your help to find them male names! We are waiting for your proposals as well as the reason for your choices. Three names will be chosen from all proposals by the end of September. Thank you for your help!”

The cubs’ mother died after being hit by a car on Highway 200 near Lincoln several months ago. They were captured by Montana Fish, Wildife, and Parks, which took them to a rehabilitation center in Helena and began searching for a permanent home.

Wildlife officials said grizzlies are different from black bears, and can not be sent back into the wild after rehabilitation, because they quickly associate humans with food.

The Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien is one of Canada’s largest zoos.

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