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Oldest Known WIld Bear Dies In Minnesota


UNDATED (KDAL) - The oldest known wild bear in the world has died of old age in northern Minnesota.  The Minnesota DNR says Bear Number 56 was first captured and radio collared in 1981at the age of 7 and she was found dead recently by a bear researcher in a secluded wooded location.  The bear was 39 years old, produced eight litters of cubs and much useful information to researchers over the years.  Number 56 outlived by 19 years all the other radio collared black bears since 1981 and was the oldest collared bear of any species in the world.