Lily's New Bear Cubs Named

By KBJR Manager

Lily's New Bear Cubs Named

February 28, 2011 Updated Feb 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM CDT

Ely, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Lily the black bear's cubs have been named.

Polls were open for voting among Lily's facebook fans and with over 22 hundred votes cast the cubs have been named Faith and Jason.

Jason the cub was named after a North American Bear Center employee.

A recent research update from the bear dot org website explains "Faith is the faith that the learning and love of the bears will go on and on, and since you can't name a boy Love, Jason is the next best thing because Jason Sawyer (the bear center employee) shows love in all he does."

North American Bear Center biologists are continuing to work with the DNR to get protection for their research bears. They are looking for more public support in the effort to protect radio collared bears.