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Lions, tigers and yes, bears are at Reid Park Zoo

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Ronan and Finley, newest residents at the zoo. (Source: Reid Park Zoo) Ronan and Finley, newest residents at the zoo. (Source: Reid Park Zoo)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Reid Park Zoo opened its first grizzly bear exhibit this morning.

Several lucky zoo guests got a sneak preview at a special breakfast before the exhibit opened officially at 9 a.m.

Ronan and Finley, a brother and sister duo of grizzly cubs from Montana now call Reid Park home.  The cubs arrived in Tucson in July and were off exhibit while the enclosure was updated. Their new home is the old polar bear enclosure. 

The cubs were rescued after they were deemed a public safety hazard, due to learning dangerous behaviors such as like raiding garbage cans, chicken coops and grain bins, according to Jason Jacobs a Reid Park Zoo executive.  

A special ‘Greet the Grizzlies' event is scheduled for Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Visitors will be able to see the bears and participate in crafts, games, and activities to celebrate the bears' arrival.

For more information on the event go online to http://reidparkzoo.org/events/public/greet-grizzlies/ 

To tell the two apart - Ronan is the male. He is darker, larger and more outgoing then his sister. Finley is smaller and has "blonde" highlights.

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