Jewel, a black bear in Ely, is about to give birth. Jewel is the sister of Lily, the bear thousands watched give birth via her den cam two years ago. You can check in on Lily and her cub, Faith, over here on the North American Bear Center.
One of Lily’s cubs, Jason, died from an undetermined cause. Another of her cubs, Hope, was shot by a hunter during last year’s bear season. Lily’s cub Faith, at nearly one year old, seems to be doing well.