Another research bear killed in MinnesotaThe death of a second research bear in northeastern Wisconsin has drawn hundreds of posts on a Facebook page dedicated to the bear's sister.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MCGREGOR, Minn. (AP) — The death of a second research bear in northeastern Wisconsin has drawn hundreds of posts on a Facebook page dedicated to the bear's sister.
Researcher Lynn Rogers learned this week that a 3-year-old bear named Cal had been shot and killed by a hunter nearly three weeks ago.
Cal is the brother of Lily, the popular bear that has more than 112,000 Facebook fans. Those followers took credit for generating enough votes in a Coca-Cola contest to win $100,000 for Bear Head Lake State Park, home to some of Rogers' research bears.
Rogers has asked that killing a radio-collared research bear be illegal. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports another of Rogers' bears, Sarah, was killed earlier this month near Ely.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com