Lynn Rogers, subject of last month's feature story, "How bear expert Lynn Rogers went from scientific pioneer to pariah," has officially lost his battle with the DNR over whether he can put cameras in bear dens and radio collars on the animals.In a decision announced earlier this week, the DNR uphel ... More >>
Hope was killed by a hunter who didn't recognize her.Hope, the black bear whose live birth online captured animal lovers' hearts, has died by the hands of a Minnesota hunter. Hope, daughter of internet celebrity bear Lily, had been missing for some time, and researcher Lynn Rogers feared she migh ... More >>
Hope, who was born live on web cam, has been missing for 12 days.Hope the black bear cub was born live via webcam, making her an instant internet sensation with thousands of fans. But now, evidence suggests that something may have happened to the juvenile, who rarely leaves her mother's side. "L ... More >>
Jason, who was born live on webcam, died earlier this week.Jason the black bear cub was born live via webcam to his mother, internet sensation Lily, this past January. Now, word has come that the little guy died alone at the base of a tree in Ely. While it's not uncommon for cubs to die ear ... More >>
North American Bear CenterLily, right, and Hope huddle in their den.Not content to have melted down the North American Bear Center's web servers last January, Lily the black bear tried again by giving birth on the Internet today - twice. In case you missed it last time--and a lot of people did b ... More >>
Photo: Lily The Black Bear/FacebookCal was fitted with a radio collar in May.The North American Bear Center near Ely has lost another research subject. Cal, the brother of Internet sensation Lily the black bear, was killed even though he was wearing a radio collar. Sarah the research bear wa ... More >>
Via Lily The Back Bear/FacebookLily the black bear, and her cub, HopeWe'll admit we're not too familiar with Bear Head Lake State Park near Ely. But Lily, the black bear who became an international sensation after she gave birth live on the Internet, knows the park like the back of her paw. ... More >>
Via Lily The Black Bear/FacebookThis research bear, named June, was feared shot but found OK.While the backlash grows over the the killing of a yearling research bear near Ely, the Department of Natural Resources says that another such bear was shot and killed last week by a 12-year-old girl ... More >>
Photo via Lily The Black Bear/FacebookCoaxing Hope out of the treeDragged down from a fir tree by the scruff of her neck, Hope the Internet sensation bear cub was rescued Wednesday evening and reunited with her mother, Lily, by wildlife biologists who thought earlier in the week she might hav ... More >>
Photo via Lily The Black Bear/FacebookLily gave birth in January before a live Internet audienceHope, the cub born to Lily the black bear while millions of viewers watched live via online video, hasn't been seen since since Friday. She's feared dead, say researchers at the North American Bear ... More >>
Tens of thousands of Internet viewers try to tune in to see Lily the black bear give birth.
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