Twins! Lily the bear gives birth to a pair

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A mother black bear, already famous thanks to the Internet, gave birth early Saturday morning to a pair of cubs.

The Duluth News Tribune reported that Lily, who is 6 years old, delivered in a den near Ely. The arrival was broadcast live around the world via a Web camera placed in the den. In 2010 and 2011, Lily also delivered via Webcam and became an Internet sensation.

Newborn cubs typically weigh about a pound and are about nine inches long, according to a baby announcement/news release from the North American Bear Center.

The births prompted a rush of activity on the “Lily the Black Bear” Facebook page. The cubs have not yet been named. In past years, the Bear Center has held a "name-the-cub" contest.

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