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June, Bear Center, and Bill - UPDATE March 26, 2015

Ray and Rose ThielbarIn this 2-minute video clip from April 17, 2009, June gnaws at a speckled alder. It’s not unusual to find bitten trees around bear bed sites, but we don’t know why they do it. Her...  Read More

Honey, June, and a Dynamite Editorial - UPDATE March 25, 2015

June and cubs - 09-28-07Honey took a stroll to her alternate den today but returned to her favorite window den as Lily Fans captured in these two links of her going and then returning.  https://www.f...  Read More

Lucky, June, and Bill - UPDATE March 24, 2015

Pine SiskinAt the Bear Center, Lucky left his pen shortly after 3 PM—his first such jaunt since November 5, two days before Holly went in. He went in a little later than usual last fall with Holly han...  Read More

  • June, Bear Center, and Bill - UPDATE March 26, 2015

    Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:33
  • Honey, June, and a Dynamite Editorial - UPDATE March 25, 2015

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 20:19
  • Lucky, June, and Bill - UPDATE March 24, 2015

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015 19:44

Watch sneak previews of 'Bearwalker of the Northwoods' from the BBC.

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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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