Hope, the 20-month-old female bear studied by Ely bear researchers became
famous when a den camera recorded her birth and first weeks in the den during the winter of 2010. Now her fans fear she may have been killed by a hunter.
(Photo by J. Runion)
Read the article: Elementary students, other 'Fans of Hope' distressed over Web-famous bear's possible death
Read the article: Researchers confirm Hope the bear was shot, killed