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BOYD, Texas Eleven bears from a now-closed North Carolina animal park have a new home in Texas.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday that the six black bears, three grizzlies and two Asian black bears are adjusting at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary. The refuge has 50 acres in Boyd, about 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth.
Spokesman Richard Gilbreth says an anonymous donor provided $450,000 to build enclosures with trees, grass and more room to roam.
Gilbreth says the bears lived in concrete pits at the Chief Saunooke Bear Park. Federal regulators investigated complaints of inhumane conditions and in January suspended the license of the privately owned park.
Sanctuary board chairman Louis Dorfman says it's very touching and sweet to see the bears responding to a new, positive environment.
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