The Four Bears and A Name to Pick - UPDATE July 11, 2018

Staff and mods have captured some great video of bear actions and bear-bear interactions.Tasha and Holly playTasha and Holly play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIZWHE-AuQI - Tasha Loves the Pond - July 10, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5WziB5xg2Y - Tasha and Holly Reunited - July 10, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn1IQs6xYRo - Tasha foraging on raspberries - 7/10/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnst2pxawTE - Holly and Tasha climb the Honey tree - 7/10/18

Also, I might have been too quick to give strong support to the ukulele name Lily’s Hope. I’ve seen some other clever names appear now, such as Shadow of Hope and UkeLily.

TashaTashaI thought Lily’s Hope was good because it named the two bears that brought together so many Lily Fans who showed their appreciation for the Garber’s actions that brought about so much for bears since 1999.

Then I saw Shadow of Hope, that reflects the name of the clan matriarch (Shadow) and Hope in a way that speaks of the hope we all have for more radio collars and den cams to again pull together knowledge of bears and share it with the world for the good of bears.

But then UkeLily does some of that and seems so apropos for this contest with its roots in Lily’s Hope.

Still thinking and watching for more cleverness from Lily Fans.

Thank you for all you do.

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

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