Ely's famous black bear Lily delivers twin cubs
Lily the famous black bear gave birth to two cubs today, according to a Facebook post by Sue Mansfield, a biologist at the Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center in Ely.
One cub was born at 1:51 p.m. and the second was born at 3:03.
She wrote on the center's blog that at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Lily began clenching her teeth. That was what signaled the beginning of labor last year before she gave birth to her cub Hope while thousands watched on a web camera.
The bears have been holed up in their den since October and a web camera installed last month has chronicled the pair's activity.