Steel Going Up – UPDATE January 31, 2013

Steel worker on lift - Jan 31, 2013Steel worker on lift - Jan 31, 2013With Lily and Jewel hunkered down in the cold today (currently Zero F), the biggest action of the day was at the Bear Center.  There, construction workers began erecting the steel supports for the Hope Learning Center (HLC) roof and the staff selected precious Hope memorabilia that will be part of the HLC.

Steel posts in place - Jan 31, 2013Steel posts in place - Jan 31, 2013The Bear Facts and Fun (BFF) Team have been at it again.  Today and tomorrow their latest fact-filled piece—Part 2 of “What’s in a Den Besides a Bear?”—will be posted on Lily's Facebook page and available at

Jewel nuzzles yearling - Jan 31, 2013Jewel nuzzles yearling - Jan 31, 2013Tonight, the bears face major cold, 27 F below.  The high tomorrow is predicted to be 6 below.  That should keep the bears quiet…well…maybe not exactly quiet, but hunkered down at least.

A video of footage from Jewel's den is posted at

Thank you for all you do.

—Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield, Biologists, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

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