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The cries of Lily's cub can be heard on a live Webcast. (bear.org)

Black bear, Lily, gives birth on Internet from Ely-area den

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Lynn Rogers has been walking with and talking to and studying bears for 43 years, but he had never seen bear cubs being born -- until today.

Rogers, the flamboyant and sometimes controversial Ely bear researcher, is huddled with his co-researchers at a cabin watching a computer screen four miles from the den of Lily the mother bear this morning is thought to have given birth.

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