Bears orphaned after fatal attack make zoo debut

Dec 18 2010 - 1:30am

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Looking healthier but still skittish from their wild upbringing, three orphaned grizzly bears that took part in a fatal campground rampage outside Yellowstone National Park made their public debut Friday at a Montana zoo.

A dozen preschoolers watched as the young bears -- nicknamed Dolly, Loulou and Koda -- nosed around a two-acre outdoor compound surrounded by high-voltage electric fencing.

Dolly and Loulou eventually inched close enough to get a good look at the children. But Koda, described by his ZooMontana keepers as "the reticent one," kept his distance, ducking into the bears' heated enclosure whenever someone made a sudden move.Full story:

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