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Lorie Bear - UPDATE May 26, 2015

Lorie as a yearlingWith Mike Johnson and Lorie Kennedy right here watching, Lorie’s namesake showed up—Samantha’s newly independent yearling Lorie. At first there was debate about her identity because...  Read More

Sybil - UPDATE May 25, 2015

A wet Sophie or Sybil - 5/25/15The highlight on this rainy Memorial Day was a visit from wet, gentle Sophie or Sybil. The rain did not penetrate her underfur. It was all on the outside guard hairs. Sh...  Read More

Love is in the Air - UPDATE May 24, 2015

Lucky with his burlap bagOur biggest bear moment at WRI today was seeing Big Victor cruise through on the trail of a female. He never bothered to look toward the WRI Cabin or pay any attention to the ...  Read More

  • Lorie Bear - UPDATE May 26, 2015

    Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:24
  • Sybil - UPDATE May 25, 2015

    Monday, 25 May 2015 20:10
  • Love is in the Air - UPDATE May 24, 2015

    Sunday, 24 May 2015 20:02

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    As WRI's principal biologist, Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., has spent over 42 years learning about wildlife and sharing his information with the public. Using airplanes, vehicles, and snowshoes, he has radio-tracked over 100 bears in the vast forests of northeastern Minnesota, studying some for as long as 22 years. - Read More -

  • sue_with_bear_tree_sw.jpgSue Mansfield began studying black bears in her home state of New Hampshire in 1999. Her initial studies involved documenting bear sign, including bear trails, marking sign, and feeding sign. She developed a collection of seeds from berries to identify items found in bear scat while studying the diet of bears. Sue placed trail monitors along bear trails to determine usage and aimed trail cameras at marking trees along bear trails to document behaviors. - Read More -

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