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Alaska sends orphaned Kodiak bear to Ohio zoo in rare move

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio – One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move.

The Blade newspaper reports the male cub, named Dodge, arrived last fall at the Toledo Zoo. He’s bonded with two female grizzly cubs that were moved from Yellowstone National Park after their mother killed a hiker and was killed.

The zoo expects the cubs will go on public exhibit this summer.

Hunters killed Dodge’s mother last spring. A second group of hunters found her monthsold cubs in a den. Killing a sow that has cubs is illegal, but the hunters weren’t charged because investigators determined they didn’t know about the cubs.

The cubs initially were hand-reared at the Alaska Zoo. Dodge’s siblings went to a zoo in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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