A Mixed Day – UPDATE February 5, 2013

Steelworker atop a beam - Feb 5, 2013Steelworker atop beam - Feb 5, 2013At the Bear Center, construction was humming as a giant crane lifted steel beams and girders into position.  The multitude of construction workers scurried around—each knowing their place and exactly what to do for the work to proceed smoothly and efficiently. 

Girders in place - Feb 5, 2013Girders in place - Feb 5, 2013We got to see little of what was going on in either den because of writing and meetings.  Kind of a lost day as far as bears go.  But seeing the pictures of the Tall crane - Feb 5, 2013Tall crane - Feb 5, 2013beams going up on this beautiful, mild (1F) day gave a jolt of excitement about the future and what the Hope Learning Center will do for bears.

Jewel on alert - Feb 5, 2013Jewel on alert - Feb 5, 2013Jewel went on alert last night about 1:00 AM CT to a noise outside her den. We were not able to identify the odd buzz she heard. A video of Jewel and her yearlings is posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjV_Cd19lOo

Thank you for all you do.

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

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