Grizzly Bears Betty and Veronica Debut at Central Park

NEW YORK (AP) -
Betty and Veronica on Friday being shown to Central Park zoo visitors for the first time.
Betty and Veronica on Friday being shown to Central Park zoo visitors for the first time.

It’s frigid outside but Central Park Zoo newcomers Betty and Veronica find their new quarters quite cozy.

The grizzly bears made their first public appearance on Friday, living in an exhibit that had housed the beloved polar bear Gus who died in 2013.

The 6,000-foot habitat has been rebuilt with more waterfalls and streams to keep them active. The four-level viewing area allows visitors to get up close. At the lowest level they can see the bears underwater. Betty and Veronica had previously lived at the Bronx Zoo.