At 39, a Minnesota black bear has lived longer in wild than any other bear known to researchers
NEAR MARCELL -- Karen Noyce set the frequency on her radio-telemetry receiver and pointed its antenna into the old pines of Chippewa National Forest near Marcell Monday morning. The temperature was 2 below zero. The woods were blanketed in new snow.
From the telemetry receiver, Noyce heard high-pitched intermittent chirps.
"That's her," said Noyce, a wildlife research biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Grand Rapids.
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