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  • Sharon’s Bear News, Valentine, and Chloe - UPDATE June 13, 2021

    Out the window, Valentine provided an excellent opportunity for an ID picture, showing her blaze ...
  • Lily is Back! - UPDATE June 12, 2021

    The call I’ve been waiting for came in—a bear that looks like Lily. It was! She is her same old s...
  • Spanky. Turtle Eggs, Cicadas, Tent Caterpillars - UPDATE June 11, 2021

    Spanky with female After being absent from the area for a couple weeks, Spanky showed up yesterd...
  • Donna, Chloe, Names, Maureen - UPDATE June 9, 2021

    LincolnAfter a great day celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary, Donna and I are at the WRI cat...
  • Chloe, Lucy, and Families - UPDATE June 8, 2021  

    Lucy and 2 male cubs Chloes 2 male cubs   Chloe came by with her two male cub...
  • Bear News by Sharon Herrell - UPDATE June 6, 2021

    June 6, 2021- Bear News Taking a stroll with Ted and fresh cedar mulch. Bear weights: Ted - 585...

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Conduct scientific research on bears, other wildlife, and their habitat, and provide that information to decision-makers, the scientific community, students, and the public.

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Lynn Rogers, PhD

As WRI's principal biologist, Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., has spent more than 50 years learning about wildlife and sharing his information with the public. Using airplanes, vehicles, and snowshoes along with other methods, he has researched over 500 bears in the vast forests of northeastern Minnesota, studying some for as long as 22 years.

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