UPDATE: Black bear on Internet gives birth to cub in Minn,A researcher says Lily the black bear has given birth in her ``bear cam'-equipped den in northeastern Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A researcher says Lily the black bear has given birth in her ``bear cam'-equipped den in northeastern Minnesota.
Biologist Lynn Rogers says Lily gave birth just after 11:30 a.m. Central Time Friday. He says he bases that on contortions the bear made, followed by her ``sweet grunts' that show concern for a cub.
Rogers says he doesn't know if the cub is male or female. He says a bear's first litter is typically one or two cubs, so the 3-year-old Lily might go into labor and deliver a second cub.
Rogers and his North American Bear Center put a camera in Lily's den outside Ely (EE'-lee), Minn., that streams her activity live. He says she apparently started labor around 2 p.m. Thursday.
On the Net:
North American Bear Center: http://www.bear.org/website/visit-us/lily-den-cam.html