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Jewel walks outside of the den on Jan. 10. (2012 file / St. Paul Pioneer Press, Associated Press)

Ely bear featured on Webcam gives birth to at least 2 cubs (with videos)

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Jewel, a 3-year-old bear whose den near Ely has been under video surveillance this winter, gave birth to at least two cubs this morning.

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Lynn Rogers, a biologist for the Wildlife Research Institute, affiliated with North American Bear Center, said the first cub was born at 7:22 a.m., and a second followed suit at 8:40. There may have been a third cub born at 9:08 a.m., but Rogers said that remains unclear, as the shifting bear obscured the camera's view.

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