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Video extra: Montana bears enjoy new home in Canadian zoo

Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 19:16:14-04

QUEBEC, CANADA – Three orphaned bear cubs from Montana are having a great time at Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien in Quebec, and zoo officials are looking for help to come up with new names.

In a video posted on Facebook, the bears are shown frolicking around in their habitat. In a message in French, the zoo calls for name submissions from the public.

“Orphaned grizzly bears from Montana are now in their habitat! Come see them. Fun and cute moments guaranteed.”

“We need your help to find them male names! We are waiting for your proposals as well as the reason for your choices. Three names will be chosen from all proposals by the end of September. Thank you for your help!”

The cubs’ mother was hit and killed by a car on Highway 200 near Lincoln this spring. They were captured by Montana Fish, Wildife and Parks, which transported them to a rehabilitation center and began searching for a permanent home.

The Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien is one of Canada’s largest zoos.