Lily and Hope as celebrities

  • Updated: October 15, 2010 - 9:54 PM


• Jan. 8, 2010: Bear researchers Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield of the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely insert a camera into the den of Lily, a 3-year-old female black bear.

• Jan. 22: Lily gives birth to a cub. Lily and Hope become the No. 1 search topic on Google. A Facebook page draws more than 100,000 "friends.''

• May 21: Lily separates from Hope; hundreds of thousands of online viewers fret.

• May 26: Lily rejoins Hope.

• May 31: Hope and Lily again split, this time for six weeks. Worried Hope might die, Rogers and Mansfield supplement her natural foraging with feed and goat's milk. "If Hope was dead, we would learn nothing from her,'' Rogers said. "Alive, she had a lot to offer scientifically.''

• Mid-July: Hope and Lily find each other and remain together.

• Oct. 15: Lily and Hope prepare to settle in for the winter. A camera in their den will broadcast images worldwide of their hibernation and a new birth.


  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.


Washington - D. Fister 12:10 PM
NY Mets - D. Gee
Philadelphia - S. Gonzalez 12:10 PM
Miami - J. Cosart
Toronto - D. Hutchison 12:10 PM
Cleveland - T. Bauer
Cincinnati - J. Cueto 12:35 PM
Atlanta - J. Teheran
Tampa Bay - N. Karns 12:35 PM
Baltimore - W. Chen
Chicago WSox - J. Danks 1:10 PM
Minnesota - M. Pelfrey
Detroit - A. Sanchez 1:10 PM
Kansas City - J. Guthrie
Seattle - J. Happ 1:10 PM
Houston - R. Hernandez
Pittsburgh - V. Worley 1:15 PM
St. Louis - M. Wacha
Milwaukee - J. Nelson 1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs - J. Hammel
Oakland - S. Gray 2:05 PM
Texas - Y. Gallardo
LA Angels - J. Weaver 3:05 PM
San Francisco - T. Lincecum
Colorado - K. Kendrick 3:10 PM
San Diego - J. Shields
Arizona - C. Anderson 3:10 PM
Los Angeles - B. Anderson
NY Yankees - A. Warren 7:05 PM
Boston - J. Kelly
Washington 12:00 PM
Memphis 2:30 PM
Golden State
Tampa Bay 5:00 PM
Minnesota 7:30 PM
Calgary 9:00 PM
Chicago 4:00 PM
Sporting Kansas City
Seattle 6:00 PM
New York City
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question