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Associated Press, Published September 22 2010

Another research bear killed in Minn.

MCGREGOR, Minn. — The death of a second research bear in northeastern Wisconsin has drawn hundreds of posts on a Facebook page dedicated to the bear's sister.

Researcher Lynn Rogers learned this week that a 3-year-old bear named Cal had been shot and killed by a hunter nearly three weeks ago.

Cal is the brother of Lily, the popular bear that has more than 112,000 Facebook fans. Those followers took credit for generating enough votes in a Coca-Cola contest to win $100,000 for Bear Head Lake State Park, home to some of Rogers' research bears.

Rogers has asked that killing a radio-collared research bear be illegal. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports another of Rogers' bears, Sarah, was killed earlier this month near Ely.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.