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The Bears are Out - UPDATE March 31, 2015

Handsome LuckyTed is content to stay in his pen yet, but Honey, Holly, and Lucky were out making the rounds today. Lily Fans and staff captured the action in videos and pictures. Heidi summarized wha...  Read More

Lily and the Bill - UPDATE March 30, 2015

Female Common Redpoll In this ½-minute video clip we see our dear Lily eating speckled alder leaves as a cub on September 15, 2007. Speckled alder leaves are not a favorite the rest of the year, but c...  Read More

Near Attack? - UPDATE March 29, 2015

Lily - June 11, 2011In response to a letter regarding the proposed ban on bear-feeding, a Lily Fan received this response from a Minnesota State Senator. “I appreciate you contacting me on this issue...  Read More

  • The Bears are Out - UPDATE March 31, 2015

    Tuesday, 31 March 2015 20:10
  • Lily and the Bill - UPDATE March 30, 2015

    Monday, 30 March 2015 20:24
  • Near Attack? - UPDATE March 29, 2015

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:24

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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