DENVER — Denver Zoo officially opened Harmony Hill, its new grizzly bear exhibit on Wednesday morning.

It replaces the old polar bear exhibit and is home to the zoo's two rescued grizzly bears, Tundra and Kootenai, who arrived in 2002 following circumstances that required their rescue from the wild

Harmony Hill is an immersive exhibit that puts visitors in the shoes of hikers, campers and homeowners in two distinctly different areas: Harmony Hill State Park, which evokes recreating, camping, and hiking as you would when visiting a state or national park; and Harmony Hill Neighborhood, which mimics a typical Colorado residential backyard.

Both sides of the habitat offer Tundra and Kootenai enriching spaces to exercise their natural behaviors, and the opportunity for guests to better understand how to live in harmony with wildlife. 

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