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.
The Bear Center is dedicated to replacing misconceptions with facts worldwide. It is also working to conserve bear habitat, stop poaching for bear body parts, rehabilitate injured and orphaned bears back to the wild, and implement methods to reduce conflict between humans and bears. There is a huge need for accurate information about bears worldwide.