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Hope, Famous TV Bear, Killed by Hunter in Minnesota

Date September 29, 2011
Hope, Famous TV Bear, Killed by Hunter in Minnesota Sad news for animal lovers: Hope, a black bear cub whose early life was chronicled in the BBC documentary 'The Bear Family and Me' and Animal Planet's 'Bearwalker of the Northwoods' has been killed by a hunter in Minnesota, according to a reportin the BBC.

Hope's birth had been broadcast over the Internet by biologist Lynn Rogers. Later, wildlife...

Hope, Famous TV Bear, Killed by Hunter in Minnesota Sad news for animal lovers: Hope, a black bear cub whose early life was chronicled in the BBC documentary 'The Bear Family and Me' and Animal Planet's 'Bearwalker of the Northwoods' has been killed by a hunter in Minnesota, according to a reportin the BBC.

Hope's birth had been broadcast over the Internet by biologist Lynn Rogers. Later, wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan filmed Hope as she was separated from and eventually reunited with her mother Lily.

It is believed that Hope was shot and killed in an area of Minnesota where hunting bears is legal. Hunters are discouraged from shooting bears who are wearing tracking collars, but Hope was the only member of her family not to be wearing one.

In this clip, Buchanan feeds Hope after she's been separated from her mother:

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