Hope the bear missing; researcher believes she was shot and killed by hunter
ELY, Minn. - Hope the bear is missing, and biologist Lynn Rogers fears the worst.
Hope is the Ely-area bear born in front of an enormous Internet audience to Lily two winters ago. Rogers, biologist for the North American Bear Center near Ely, said this morning that Hope has been missing since Wednesday night, and circumstances lead him to believe the year-and-a-half-old female was shot and killed by a hunter.
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