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Friday, April 17, 2015
Sara the Bear Has 105 Descendants
From the Bangor Daily News:
Posted on April 14, 2015
Image Courtesy of Randy Cross/Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Sara the bear and her prodigious family left an incredible impression
on biologists in Maine who have been studying the animals for decades.
While Sara died in 1987, seven years after first being studied by
biologists, 15 of her black bear (Ursus americanus) descendants
have been collared and are being tracked by biologists with the Maine
Department of Inland Fisheries. Now, five generations of cubs trace
their lineage back to Sara. The sheer amount of cubs that have come from
Sara may be partly due to abnormal longevity in the family line,
according to Randy Cross, a biologist with the Department and a member
of The Wildlife Society.
Read more at the Bangor Daily News.