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Denver Zoo reveals new grizzly bear habitat

Grizzly bear at Denver Zoo
Posted at 7:55 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 10:52:39-04

DENVER — The grizzly bears at the Denver Zoo have a new and improved home.

In 1918, the zoo opened Bear Mountain, the first naturalistic habitat of its kind in North America. About 100 years later, the zoo has opened a new exhibit, called Harmony Hill, for its two rescued grizzlies, Tundra and Kootenai.

The new exhibit allows visitors to watch the bears exercise their natural behaviors and better understand how to coexist with bears. Harmony Hill also provides “exceptional care for the bears,” according to the zoo. It has several mentally stimulating aspects to help exercise the bears’ minds.

The public can visit Tunda and Kootenai’s new home starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Keepers will host daily talks, training demonstrations and more at the exhibit.

Want to learn more? The Denver Zoo has five reasons to visit Harmony Hill the next time you’re at the zoo.