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Jewel the bear shows signs she's close to giving birth

Officials at the North American Bear Center in Ely say Jewell is agitated and vocalizing--signs she may be ready to give birth. The center is monitoring her with a camera in her den.
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Officials at the North American Bear Center in Ely say Jewell is agitated and vocalizing--signs she may be ready to give birth. The center is monitoring her with a camera in her den.

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Researchers at the North American Bear Center in Ely say Jewel and her two new cubs are getting more active. A live webcam continues to monitor the den where the cubs were born.

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