Juliet, June - UPDATE January 11, 2015

Juliet - January 11, 2014Juliet - January 11, 2014Tonight we start the rocky road of Juliet’s Den Cam videos with this 5-minute video from January 11, 2014. It is an inauspicious beginning, glitchy and lacking audio. Seeing the problems, the team worked harder than ever, spent more than ever, and eventually got things more or less on track in time for the births. The reward was learning a lot about Juliet and her cubs.

We are uploading the den cam highlights to two locations. On our regular YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv8jGCBhl9w and Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/116504263. Vimeo allows a teacher to download the video (scroll down to see the download button) in case the sites are blocked by their schools. Our channel for Vimeo is http://www.vimeo.com/bearstudy where you will find all the videos as we share them.

The 2 ½-minute flashback for tonight is from April 16, 2007, the day the family permanently left their den http://youtu.be/UqeiQS7P5kc. June has occasion to climb another teetering balsam fir to retrieve another cub. Climbing this kind of tree was hard enough that June had to pause several times to bite the trunk to keep from slipping. She carefully bit the fur on the cub’s leg to pull it out of the tree and carry it down dangling upside down.

At the Bear Center today, Holly stretched, yawned toward the Den Cam, and rearranged her bed in this 5-minute video http://wildearth.tv/videomark/holly-1-11-2015.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center