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ThomasAdam Thomas Adam
Southampton
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Hi,

So I've watched this:

https://plus.google.com/100692260234415 … G7kBkrdz7p

(Which I am not sure non-UK residents will get to see.)  But it's been really interesting to me to see real bears in the wild, and how fragile and volatile they are.  :)  I do not live on the same continent as bears, so I've never seen one in the wild, but having seen this programme, I've a new respect for wild bears.  The cubs are terribly cute, the parents are deadly, and yet they're not necessarily as fierce as they're made out to be.  :)

A real eye-opener for me.  Of course, if anyone has any real-life experiences with bears, I'd love to hear about them.  I am not so fortunate.  :)

Kindly,

-- Thomas Adam

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
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Oh, Thomas . . . you have discovered Lily and Hope!!  There are many of us on Teddy Talk that are avid followers of these black bears and have been for over a year and a half.  Lily and Hope are still together and Lily has another little cub named Faith now.  If you're really interested in learning about black bears, please visit this website, North American Bear Center.  It has tons of information gathered by biologists/researchers Dr. Lynn Rogers and his assistant, Sue Mansfield.   http://www.bear.org/website/   Lily the Black Bear also has her own Facebook page that has over 132,000 friends . . . lots of fun stuff goes on there.  http://www.facebook.com/lily.the.black. … black.bear   And the researchers have their own site.   http://www.bearstudy.org/website/  Gordon's 3-part series DVD is for sale in the NABC gift shop.

puca bears puca bears
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Hi Thomas.....and welcome to the amazing world of Lily, Hope and family!  Just one point.....you can actually buy the DVDs of the series from the BBC shop.............the version available from the NABC won't work in the UK! They have it on special right now......something around the 10 pound mark, and it has the added bonus of "The Bearwalker of the Northwoods" - an earlier documentary about Dr. Rogers and his work with the bears..notably June, Lily's mother.
Incidentally, I went to Minnesota last year for one of Dr. Rogers field study courses and I can tell you that these bears are far from deadly....they really are quite timid - and utterly enchanting bear_wub

ThomasAdam Thomas Adam
Southampton
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Ah -- I hadn't made the connection before.  It's quite an old series now, and watching that repeat the BBC had put on did ring bells in my head that I'd seen it before.  It's nice to hear that Lily and Hope are still going strong.  What really annoyed me is that I didn't realise that bear-hunting is still legal and that it's only a recommendation that shooters do not target research bears.  Bloody laws....

-- Thomas Adam

desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
Bloomsburg, PA
Posts: 5,399

Love Lily and her family.  They will suck you in Thomas, just like the rest of us.  You can go to one of the sites SueAnn mentioned and get updates daily on their lives.  I read them everyday.

Joanne

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