ELY, Minn. (AP) — A 3-year-old bear in Minnesota has given birth to at least two cubs before an Internet audience.
Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute, affiliated with North American Bear Center, says Jewel gave birth in a den near Ely to the first cub at 7:22 a.m. Sunday, and a second at 8:40.
According to the Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/xuFrjP), Rogers says a third cub might have been born at 9:08 a.m., but the den camera's view was blocked.
Rogers and his colleagues recorded the birth of a bear named Hope in 2010. A Hunter killed Hope last year.
Jewel is the younger sister of Lily, who gave birth to Hope. A hunter killed Hope last year.
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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com