Two Orphaned Grizzly Bear Cubs Find Home at Northwest Trek

Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs recently received clean bills of health after their first physicals at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The two cubs are from Montana and Alaska.

The Montana cub is approximately 8 months old, which means it was likely born last winter while his mother was hibernating. The cub was found alone on Blackfeet Indian Nation land. He weighs about 90 pounds and measures 44.5 inches. One of his baby teeth fell out during the examination.

The Alaska cub was found near Nome this spring. He is about seven months old and was also born while his mother hibernated.

Both bears were anesthetized prior to the physicals. The procedure took about five hours.

The two have not been named, nor are they out in public view yet. They are becoming accustomed to their keepers, new diets, and each other. They will both have permanent homes at Northwest Trek.

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