Oh, Canada: Orphaned bear cubs living at Montana WILD will find new home in Quebec

Posted at 6:56 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 22:08:05-04

HELENA – Three grizzly bear cubs being housed at Montana WILD in Helena will soon have a new home.

The three grizzly cubs have been living at the Helena Wildlife Rehabilitation Center since June.

They were rescued after their mother was hit on Highway 200 outside Lincoln.

On Friday, the three cubs will be sent to a zoo in Quebec, Canada.

Wildlife officials tells us grizzlies are far different from black bears, and cannot be sent back into the wild after rehabilitation, because they quickly associate humans with food.

The three grizzly bears have been named Larry, Curly, and Moe after the Three Stooges.

The Helena Wildlife Rehabilitation Center generally cares for black bears that can be sent back into the wild.

Reporting by Mercedies Pruneda for MTN News