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Baby comes early ... good thing Dad is a paramedic

Hope, the 20-month-old female bear studied by Ely bear researchers became famous when a den camera recorded her birth and first weeks in the den during the winter of 2010. Now her fans fear she may have been killed by a hunter. (Photo by J. Runion)

Elementary students, other 'Fans of Hope' distressed over Web-famous bear's possible death

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Last year Dana Coleman's first-grade students at Andover (Minn.) Elementary School followed the lives of Lily the black bear and her cubs Hope and Faith through online videos and daily updates from Ely's North American Bear Center.


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