Orphaned Grizzly Cubs Captured in Montana Find New Home at Quebec Zoo

July 4, 2018 4:37 pm Last Updated: July 4, 2018 4:37 pm

MISSOULA, Mont.—Wildlife officials in Montana have found a new home in Canada for three grizzly bear cubs that were orphaned in June when their mother was killed by a vehicle.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced plans on Tuesday to send the cubs to Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien in Quebec.

The Missoulian newspaper reports that the cubs have been at a Helena wildlife rehabilitation centre since being captured in early June.

Authorities have been searching for a new home for the cubs since, hoping to avoid euthanizing them.

The centre only holds animals that cannot be released into the wild for four weeks but the cubs are too young to survive alone. Grizzlies around humans quickly equate them with food.

They will remain the state of Montana’s property, on permanent loan to the Quebec zoo.