Saturday, January 23, 2010

Remember the other day...

when I posted about Lily the black bear? Well yesterday (Friday, January 22, 2010) she became a momma (researchers think she only had one cub).

Excerpt taken from
"The long wait is over. When labor started at 1:59 PM CST yesterday, we thought it would be short. Cubs average only ¾ pound and 9 inches long. How long could that take? Along with thousands of you, we spent a sleepless night as bouts of labor continued for 21 hours and 39 minutes. Finally, at 11:38 AM CST, Lily made some contortions, looked under her, and began the intense sweet motherly grunts that bears only make to cubs. Could it be? A loud squawk from the cub made it definite. Lily tucked her head under her chest to care for the cub and breathe on it."

To watch the video have volume on and turned up. There is a constant buzzing but you will be able to hear the new cub crying.

We have enjoyed watching Lily nesting and now mothering her cub. We're excited to get our first glimpse of her little baby.

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