Montana Grizzly Bound For Colorado Springs Zoo

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A wayward grizzly bear will soon be leaving a Helena wildlife shelter, bound for a zoo in Colorado Springs.

The two-year-old, 300-pound bear arrived at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shelter in Helena last August.

The bear was captured after bluff-charging a man and killing a goat near Eureka.

He could have faced euthanization, but the shelter found him a new home at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.

The zoo is building a new Rocky Mountain wildlife exhibit, with state-of-the-art exhibit space for moose, mountain lions, river otters, lynx, bald eagles, and grizzly bears.

Employees of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will arrive in Helena in the next few weeks to transport the bear to Colorado.

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