Feed the Bears

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Facts about the animals

Our two female grizzly bears were orphaned as cubs in Montana and cared for by Montana wildlife officials before being released to the wild. Used to human-induced food rewards, they were considered nuisance animals after getting too close to developed areas and into a rancher’s grain storage. After several attempts to relocate them away from humans and numerous phone calls to find the bears a new home, Montana wildlife officials were forced to make the agonizing decision to euthanize them.

In the fall of 2004, San Francisco Zoological Society Board Member Fred Carroll notified the Zoo of the bears’ dire situation. With the cooperation of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department, the Zoo agreed to provide a home for the two grizzly bears, Kachina and Kiona. 

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