On January 22, 2010, Lily, an American Black Bear, gave birth to her first cub in a forest den near Ely, Minnesota. For the first time ever, a den-cam allowed thousands of viewers worldwide to witness the birth and family life inside the den. Showcasing the talents of some of the 95,000 fans of Lily the Black Bear and her cub Hope, 100% of the revenue from this store will be used by The Wildlife Research Institute, a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization conducting independent research under a permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The mission of the Wildlife Research Institute is to conduct scientific research on bears, other wildlife, and their habitat, and provide that information to decision-makers, the scientific community, students, and the public.
Dr. Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield will be using this revenue specifically to further their research with collared bears near Ely, Minnesota, in the form of research materials such as radio-collars, GPS units, video cameras, remote tracking and recording devices.
Please visit www.bearstudy.org for more information.