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Northwoods Ecology Hall, Bear Enclosure, Interactions - UPDATE September 18, 2014

Example of Randy's quality woodworkRandy Herrell is busy creating more of the beautiful platforms and other woodwork for the Ecology Hall. Teams are writing species accounts, looking for taxidermy, or...  Read More

Dens - UPDATE September 17, 2014

Aster's den - October 23, 2013 Are some dens favored over others? Rock denRe-use of rock dens by Lily, Donna, and especially June might suggest that these dens are preferred. June used the same rock ...  Read More

Where will they den? - UPDATE September 16, 2014

Jewel in her den December 27, 2011For this, we’re thinking about the wild bears. Without radio-collars, we’ll not know for most of them. We may know for some of those that re-use old dens we hope to c...  Read More

  • Northwoods Ecology Hall, Bear Enclosure, Interactions - UPDATE September 18, 2014

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:04
  • Dens - UPDATE September 17, 2014

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:40
  • Where will they den? - UPDATE September 16, 2014

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 20:11

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 -

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