CTY bear08p Kenny Hetrick, owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge, O., holds his 8 -week- old Russian grizzly bear on Tuesday, 3/8/05. The bear, a male, has not been named. The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Kenny Hetrick shows off an unnamed, 8-week-old Russian grizzly bear cub at Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge, Ohio. Mr. Hetrick has raised exotic animals for decades on his Fremont Pike property, where the animals are separated from visitors by a 17-foot fence. Mr. Hetrick does not charge a viewing fee but complies with the same rules as zoos.
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