Orphaned Grizzly Cubs won’t be Euthanized–heading to Canada
Three grizzly bear cubs orphaned last month after their mother was killed by a vehicle near Lincoln have a new home north of the border.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has agreed to send the bears to Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien in Quebec, Canada, the agency said Tuesday. The cubs gained statewide and national attention in recent weeks as FWP searched for a facility to house them, or face the potential of euthanasia.
Apparently, the process of finalizing the placement of the bears might take a couple of months. The cubs will be on “permanent loan and remain the property of the state of Montana through a memorandum of understanding between FWP, the zoo and US Fish and Wildlife Service.”
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(feature photo via Roger Dey/Blackfoot Valley Dispatch)