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Thread subject: Black Bear "Hibernating" Cam
Name Date Message
cheryl 01/10/10 10:08 am I caught a story on NBC TV this morning about a new cam which will watch a hibernating black bear (live streaming video and sound) with an infrared light. The camera is supposed to be on 24/7 and hopefully catch the birth of bear cubs in the wild, which will be a first.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to log on to either site that was publicized. The sites are bear.org and wildearth.tv. Maybe the servers are overloaded. Don't know. If anyone is able to see the cam, would you post a response and let us know. Here is a partial quote below from some info I found on the project:

"The bear that you can see is a wild hibernating female black bear named Lily. Researchers say that there is a better than average chance of her giving birth to cubs around mid Jan.
The birth of bear cubs has never been filmed in the wild. Doug Hajicek who is a film and video producer is making his second attempt in conjunction with the North American Bear Centre (www.bear.org)."

Shelley 01/10/10 01:43 pm That would be amazing. I will follow this thread and hope someone can find a live link. Have you tried emailing or contacting the show you heard it on? Thanks, Cheryl
cathleen 01/10/10 02:43 pm I was able to get on to see the furry back of a bear through falling snow:
http://www.wildearth.tv/static/bearden
Shelley 01/10/10 03:04 pm Thanks for that link, Cathleen. Does anyone know where this den is? It was snowing as I just peeked in. (of course, that could be Florida, too, from what I hear of Florida's weather lately, lol ;-)
Anne UK1 01/10/10 05:36 pm Minnesota apparently. Some info

Not much happening when I looked in. She's having a lovely sleep - and who can blame her :)
Celeste 01/11/10 07:04 am Wow, lots of activity at my time here on the East Coast. Mom scratching herself, snorting, and licking her cubs. Can't help but think what a long way technology has brought us with cams and providing more insights to learn about our wildlife. Never occurred to me that there would be much activity during hibernation time.

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