Lynn Rogers didn’t plan it this way, but he’s hoping that the popularity of last winter’s den cam and the ongoing drama involving Hope and Lily will help the North American Bear Center he helped found to crawl out of debt.
Lynn Rogers’ work with black bears has been controversial for years. Now, with the real-time saga of Hope and Lily playing out on computer screens around the world, Rogers has attracted unprecedented fame.
"It was the most gratifying moment of my 46 years of research," bear researcher Lynn Rogers said Wednesday after reuniting lost cub Hope with her mother, Lily. "When they saw and heard each other, the vocalizations were unbelievable. You could tell she was saying, 'I want you back, little cub.' "
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