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Bears orphaned after fatal attack make debut

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December 20, 2010

Bears orphaned after fatal attack make debut

By Associated Press ,

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three orphaned grizzly bears that took part in a fatal rampage this summer through a campground outside Yellowstone National Park are making their public debut at a Montana zoo.

A dozen preschoolers watched early Friday morning as the young bears — named Dolly, Loulou and Koda — nosed around a two–acre outdoor compound surrounded by high–voltage electric fencing.

Senior keeper Krystal Whetham says the bears will spend the next several weeks getting used to their surroundings before they are allowed out during ZooMontana's regular hours.

Wildlife officials killed the bears' mother after she led them on a late–night attack in July near Cooke City that left a Michigan man dead and two others injured.

Although the younger bears participated, officials said they were only following their mother's lead.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three orphaned grizzly bears that took part in a fatal rampage this summer through a campground outside Yellowstone National Park are making their public debut at a Montana zoo.

A dozen preschoolers watched early Friday morning as the young bears — named Dolly, Loulou and Koda — nosed around a two–acre outdoor compound surrounded by high–voltage electric fencing.

Senior keeper Krystal Whetham says the bears will spend the next several weeks getting used to their surroundings before they are allowed out during ZooMontana's regular hours.

Wildlife officials killed the bears' mother after she led them on a late–night attack in July near Cooke City that left a Michigan man dead and two others injured.

Although the younger bears participated, officials said they were only following their mother's lead.

Related Images:


 Grizzly bears Loulou, Dolly, and Koda explore their outdoor enclosure at ZooMontana in Billings, Mont. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2010. The bears are set to make their public debut in the next several weeks after spending five months in quarantine. They were given to the zoo after their mother led the animals on a summer rampage through a Montana campground that killed one person and injured two more. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)


 Members of the public get an early look at one of three new grizzly bears at ZooMontana in Billings, Mont. on Friday, Dec. 17,2010. The bears were captured from the wild after their mother led them on a summer rampage through a Montana campground that left one person dead and two injured. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

 A young grizzly bear rubs against a rock at ZooMontana in Billings, Mont. on Friday Dec. 17, 2010. The bears were given to the zoo after their mother led the animals on a summer rampage through a Montana campground that killed one person and injured two more. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

 Krystal Whetham, senior zoo keeper at ZooMontana in Billings, Mont,, checks the electric fence around the bear enclosure on Friday Dec. 17, 2010, before releasing three young grizzly bears given to the zoo after their mother led the animals on a summer rampage through a Montana campground that killed a man and injured two people. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)



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