After going missing twice in the last several days, Hope was spotted Friday morning in a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. That’s where volunteers have left the formula the bear cub needs since her mother rejected her. Researcher Lynn Rogers says it won’t be long before she’s foraging for her own food.
Rogers says Hope is proving the theory that bears instinctively know which foods to eat and he’s looking forward to learning more about how bear cubs survive without their mothers.
The cub has a worldwide following on the web, which started when her birth was captured on a web cam in January.