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2 GRIZZLY CUBS GET HOME IN ST. LOUIS

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The secret is out.

Charlie Hoessle and the rest of the gang at the St. Louis Zoo are cub fans.

"Grizzly fans," zoo director Hoessle said Wednesday.Bert and Ernie, two orphaned grizzly bear cubs from Alaska who were to be killed unless a home could be found for them, apparently are headed to St. Louis.

The move has been approved by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the cubs will be transported as soon as flight arrangements can be made, said Alaska Zoo Director Sammye Seawell. Seawell said she received more than 50 phone calls from around the world with offers of help.

A state wildlife officer in Alaska killed the cubs' mother in July after the animal raided an Anchorage home in search of food.

The Alaska Zoo, in Anchorage, agreed to keep the bears while officials searched for a home for the animals, but zoo officials said last week that the cubs were outgrowing their pen and their time was running out.