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Holly, Lorie, Aspen? - UPDATE May 29, 2015

At the WRI, a male that came through on a mating mission was briefly distracted as it passed the scale with its food. He fed just long enough for us to get a weight (260.5 pounds) but not a picture. W...  Read More

Lily and Three Cubs! - UPDATE May 28, 2015

Lily looking up at her cubsLast evening, Lily finally made a move to a place where she would be seen. 2 of Lily's 3 cubsThree cubs. It felt good to finally get the call confirming that they are alrigh...  Read More

160 Students in the Hope Learning Center - UPDATE May 27, 2015

It was a great day teaching 160 students in the Hope Learning Center, with behind the scenes tours and elsewhere in the Bear Center and Northwoods Ecology Hall (partially open). The pictures tell the ...  Read More

  • Holly, Lorie, Aspen? - UPDATE May 29, 2015

    Friday, 29 May 2015 20:39
  • Lily and Three Cubs! - UPDATE May 28, 2015

    Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:33
  • 160 Students in the Hope Learning Center - UPDATE May 27, 2015

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015 19:53

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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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