S. Louis Zoo’s new grizzly bear exhibit is just 10 percent from completion and is slated to open in September, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The new Grizzly Ridge will be home to two orphaned grizzly cubs currently living at ZooMontana, according to the Saint Louis Zoo. They are sibling cubs — a 104-pound female and a 123-pound male.
Grizzly Ridge is a reconstruction of the zoo’s bear grottoes from the 1920s.
The Post-Dispatch reports the cost of the new facility is estimated at $11 million.
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David McGuire, zoo vice president of architecture and planning, told the Post-Dispatch that the outdoor habitat is complete. Now, he said, the concrete and asphalt paving has begun.