Lily The Bear
A hunter has come forward and admitted to shooting Hope the bear, according to the Wildlife Research Institute.
A popular Minnesota Bear being tracked by the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely is missing.
Minnesota has a state tree, the red pine and a state bird, the common loon. But Minnesota doesn’t have a state mammal.
She just might be the most popular bear in the world and she lives in northern Minnesota. Lily became famous last year when she gave birth to a cub live on a webcam. But despite her popularity, and the fact that she’s a research bear, Lily isn’t protected by the state.
People around the world watched online as two Minnesota bear cubs were born in late January to the famous black bear Lily. Sadly, now, less than three months later, one of her cubs, Jason, has died.
Most of us have a cartoony image of hibernation: Yogi Bear snoozing away under the giant Redwood tree. But in Ely, Minnesota, Lily the bear is showing signs of labor. She’s about to give birth, in the middle of hibernating. So what happens during hibernation?
A live Internet camera is again focused on Lily the black bear hibernating for the winter near Ely with her cub Hope snuggled in next to her.