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Numbers and Ice - UPDATE November 25, 2015

Woods Lake iceStaff and volunteers compared 2014 and 2015 denning dates and weights for the four bears. Ted in 2014 denned on November 14 in the Haven. His last recorded weight was 702.5 pounds on Oc...  Read More

Straw for Lucky and Holly - UPDATE November 24, 2015

Holly checking out the new strawThe first order of business today was Scott, Missy, and Moe getting straw to Lucky and Holly to keep the peace. Ted and Honey did not rouse as the crew pulled the straw...  Read More

Straw Wars - UPDATE November 23, 2015

Female PileatedThis 2-minute video from today shows impolite interactions between Lucky and Holly as Holly reaches too far for bedding, taking it from Lucky, and Lucky objects, making Holly say a coup...  Read More

  • Numbers and Ice - UPDATE November 25, 2015

    Wednesday, 25 November 2015 22:00
  • Straw for Lucky and Holly - UPDATE November 24, 2015

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015 21:23
  • Straw Wars - UPDATE November 23, 2015

    Monday, 23 November 2015 21:02

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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 -

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