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The bear cub named Jason died at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday, said Lynn Rogers, who has been researching bears for 42 years. (Photo courtesy Lynn Rogers0

Jason, Internet-famous cub near Ely, dies

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Lynn Rogers doesn't know why the bear cub named Jason died, and he fears he may never find out.

The cub, born over the winter to Internet sensation Lily in a den somewhere near Ely, died at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday, said Rogers, who has been researching bears for 42 years.

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But his plans to conduct a necropsy on Wednesday were interrupted when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confiscated the carcass, Rogers said.

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