This afternoon, Judy Thon adjusted Holly’s Den Cam to show the hole she and Lucky use to check each other out. Holly got up and checked out what was going on in the camera hole and was concerned enough to clack her teeth—a sign of anxiety, fear, concern. We like the new view.
From the viewing balcony, Judy caught a revealing picture we have never seen this clearly. Outside Honey’s den, the snow shows where Honey licked up fluffy, new snow.
Out in the woods, Juliet is resting quietly with no sounds of cubs yet. Den-watchers are keeping track of her behaviors.
A friend sent a picture of newborn Syrian Brown Bear cubs (captive) that were “just” born. We asked him for the exact date. The picture was taken on January 16. It is another example of how small cubs are compared to the size of their mother. Bears have the smallest young relative to the mother’s size of any placental mammal.
Thank you for all you do.
—Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield, Biologists, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Wildlife Research Institute
145 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731 USA