Two Male Grizzly Bears Become Best Friends

Two Male Grizzly Bears Become Best Friends
Two year old male grizzly bears are shown here resting after playing together at the Montana Wildlife Center in Helena. The two bears were removed from the wild for repeated conflicts with humans. Though they are not siblings, they were captured in different locations of the Flathead valley. One bear was captured in 2006 and spent the winter at the Wildlife Center while awaiting the completion of a habitat at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When the second bear was captured in 2007, the zoo agreed to take both bears, provided they would get along together. They were introduced in July 2007 at the Wildlife Center and immediately bonded with each other. They now reside together at the Colorado zoo.