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Help name the orphan Grizzly Bears that will call the St. Louis Zoo home

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Grizzly bears (Credit: St. Louis Zoo) Grizzly bears (Credit: St. Louis Zoo)

ST. LOUIS ( – St. Louisans are being asked to help name an orphan female Grizzly Bear that will arrive at the St. Louis Zoo in 2017.

Two sibling cubs, a 104-pound female and 123-pound male, were captured in northwest Montana on July 15 after their mother was removed by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Service.

“For the past two years, the mother of the cubs was known to have killed domestic chickens, ducks and rabbits. After repeated incidents of climbing up on porches and looking into windows and opening shed doors to gain access to livestock feed, the 226-pound, 7-year-old female bear was removed from the population,” according to the St. Louis Zoo’s website.  

In August, the cubs arrived at ZooMontana and spent 30 days in quarantine.

From now until October 6, St. Louisans have been tasked with picking a name for the female cub. ZooMontana fans will choose a name for the male.

The five options for the female cub’s name are: Finley, Helena, Skye, Ursula and Wynn. The options for the boy cub, which will be named by ZooMontana fans, are: Glacier, Huckleberry, Kootenai, Rocky and Roscoe.

The winning names will be revealed on October 7.

Click here to cast your vote.

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