January 21, 2010 at 10:42 pm (random Puffs)

“Sing Ho! For the life of a Bear!”

– Winnie the Pooh

A picture of Lilly the bear!
(NOT my image!)

For the last week or two, T and I have been totally obsessed with Lilly the bear.

If you haven’t met Lilly yet, you really should. . .

She rocks.

Lilly is a wild 3-year old black bear who lives in Minnesota. She, along with her mother and grandmother, is part of a long-term study being conducted by the Wildlife Research Institute and the North American Bear Center. She’s been filmed and photographed since she was a tiny cub herself, and now she’s pregnant with the next generation of baby bears. She’s actually in labor right now, and will prolly give birth to her first cub(s) on Friday!

Why is this so incredibly amazingly cool?

Because she has a webcam in her den!

And she broadcasts live 24 hours a day. . .

If my darn computer wasn’t still half-busted we would prolly have her site on constantly. As it is we check in on her as often as we can. She sleeps a lot, but its so fun to watch her when she’s awake and . . . being a bear. For now the camera is only in her den, but there is a rumor that they may be installing another just outside so we can see more of Lilly (and her new babies) in action!

Go check her out if you haven’t already. I can’t wait to see the cubs!


Lilly's den
(Also NOT my image)


  1. Kendall said,

    I absolutely LOVE Lily the bear. Lily is awesome and she’s handling her pregnancy very well. Yes, it is true as I am a fan of Lily on Facebook. There is rumor of Dr. Rogers having a camera installed outside of her den, so that we may watch her as she takes her cub(s) outside in the spring. Currently, I, along with 40,000+ other people are on pins and needles waiting for her to give birth. I hope that you’re able to watch as is T. It’ll be awesome!! Though…I’m sure it’ll start a whole new discussion on just HOW babies are born…be careful! lol

  2. Sarah Benedict said,

    This is so cool, I’m watching her!

  3. grandapok said,

    Lilly is a bear. She would love you back. For breakfast. Rwar!

  4. Kelli said,

    Thanks for the reminder. I had every intention of checking out the bear’s site, but life kinda got in the way. Hope all is well with your family…especially the tiny little butter bean!!!

  5. Amber said,

    That is too cool!

  6. Ki said,

    Way to keep yourselves entertained and connected to the “outside world”…!

  7. Jenn said,

    Awww, isn’t Lilly great! While my computer was away, we missed her and now she has a babe! So exciting! I am glad you are enjoying!! LILLY ROCKS!

    I am excited to catch up with you soon!

    (Wish you were closer and could attend the cooking party–just wanted you to know I would love to include you 😉

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