Yesterday with Kate and her family, including 17-year-old Veronica, the first thing they wanted to do was see Ted. He was lying in his bunker not stirring. I felt honored when he recognized my voice and came to the fence making his high grunts of greeting. It’s a feeling that no other bear gives me. Kate got a picture of him with his white hairs that seemed to me to be more numerous than ever. It was a high point of the day for all of us.
I’m thankful for Ted and thankful for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Wildlife Research Institute
145 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731 USA