Hope Is Missing Again
The most famous bear cub on the planet is missing again in the woods near Ely and researchers have given up hope of reuniting the cub with its mother. U of M researcher Lynn Rogers says he doesn’t know why the mother, named Lily, has twice abandoned her cub, named Hope. Rogers plans to continue searching for Hope, and even help it survive by providing food, but he won’t try to reunite the two bears. Hope became known the world over when Rogers hooked up a web cam in the mother’s den before and after Hope’s birth.