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Minnesota Has World's Oldest-Known Wild Black Bear

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Almost 40 years old and counting, female black bear in Minnesota has defied all the odds.

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Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:25 am
(photo is not same bear in article)

Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:25 am
(photo is not of same bear in article)

Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:47 am
Actually too, this bear according to the article, is the oldest-known living wild bear OF ANY KIND in the world, not just black bear.

Gloria picchetti (311)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:52 am
Kenneth you rock! I love bears. I hope #56 lives a long, long time.

Ruth C. (141)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:53 am
God bless her!

Simone D. (1478)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:54 am

Awesome, and I hope she lives for many many more years. Thank you Kenneth xx

Sandi C. (161)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:58 am

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:05 am
Many thanks from a Minnesotan :-)

Carlene V. (202)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:08 am
Thanks for this story. Bears need to be protected everywhere.

Sandrea S. (278)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:22 am
Long live this mighty bear \o/

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:30 am
Thank you Ken for sharing I have shared on FB
I hope she can live out her years in peace without been an object of curiosity.

P A. (117)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:51 am
God bless and protect her - only around three percent of the 350 bears in the study have had natural deaths - what an indictment on society!

JL A. (282)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:00 am
One celebrates any achievement against the odds; thanks Kenneth.

Carmen S. (617)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:05 am
Wow, thanks Kenneth, great news and may she live on.

Tim C. (2433)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:14 am

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:14 am
Thanks Kenneth, and may she live for many, many more :)

naomi cohen (50)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:37 am
thank you, kenneth. may she live on and on.

Suzanne Site Problems (131)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:41 am
Thanks for sharing Kenneth. She must be pretty smart to have survived this long. I hope she has many good years ahead. Makes me wonder how long bears would live if they weren't hunted.

Pamela W. (75)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:21 am
Thanks so much Kenneth for sharing this story. May the "grandmother of them all" live out her "golden years" in peace and tranquility !!! Story noted - truly exceptional !!!

Jeannette A. (137)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:27 am
Thanks Kenneth.... it has been a while since there has been something to smile about like this. May she live a long, happy life.

Pat B. (359)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:47 am
This is wonderful news. I wish her many more!! Thanks, Kenneth for this.

Ellen m. (220)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:21 am
Considering as the article says that half the females don't even make it to 4 years of age, #56 is truly "smarter than your average bear", or the luckiest ;-)
Long may she run ♥
thanks Kenneth!

Mary T. (178)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:44 am
Thanks Kenneth for the great news I hope she lives many more years.

Kathy Chadwell (361)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:00 pm
shared to facebook. Thrilled to see one so wild, so wise, so old, still with us
Thank you Kenneth

Marlene Dinkins (267)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:46 pm
Grazie keneth!!!!! also notato!!!! very interesting article!!!!!!!! ciao

Barbara F. (50)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:39 pm
Great story! Thanks!

Fran away F. (120)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thanks for posting this, Kenneth. What a wonderful bear, and one who has been smart enough to stay away from people! I wish her many more years of happiness.

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:53 pm
I hope thee will be a huge fine if any a**hole tries to take a shot at her!

. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:04 pm
Thanks for the upbeat news, Kenneth.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:47 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:14 pm
I hope she lives a much longer and very happy life! Thanks for the good news!

Diane B. (275)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:05 pm
thanks Kenneth

Danuta Watola (1264)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:12 am

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (65)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:25 am
Thanks for sharing Kenneth

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:54 am
noted, thanks Kenneth

Yvonne F. (181)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:34 am
Wow!!!! Fantastic!!! I hope she will have many more years ahead of her!! Thanks Kenneth

. (7)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:54 am
Hope she stays safe. Thanks Kenneth.

Veronique L. (209)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:42 am
Noted thanks Kenneth!

Anneke Andries (277)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:27 am
great, t.y. Kenneth!

Phyllis P. (298)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:29 pm
Cool!!! Thanks for sharing this!!

Valentina R. (12)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:05 pm
Hope she lives many more years.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:59 pm
Noted w/thanks, Kenneth.
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