We have received thousands of emails and phone calls telling us how much people miss watching Lugnut and her two cubs on the live stream camera.
The Foundation was thrilled by the popularity of the website – over 265,000 people from around the globe in 114 country’s watched wildlife in Maine. The website averaged approximately 2,200 viewers every day.
Once the warmer weather hit, and after a week or so of climbing inside and outside of the den, Lugnut and her two cubs left the den site for the final time on April 2. What a wonderful educational experience we had watching the activity of a live wild Maine Black Bear with her cubs, since their birth on January 16.
When we went to retrieve the equipment we discovered that the bears had chewed on the infrared light and disabled it, along with a box containing additional equipment. Lugnut had also rubbed up against the inside camera during the last two weeks and had dragged quite a few branches from the entrance right in front of the camera.
At times, it was difficult to see inside the den – but when the cubs were in front of the camera, they were very active!
We have loaded videos on the website which we hope you are watching:
To watch the video of the last week’s activities in the den click **here**
To watch the cleaning up of Lugnut’s den, click **here**
We will continue loading videos on the website, along with new information on Maine’s wildlife research projects and we hope you will enjoy those.
We also hope to have the live feed camera back up in the fall, watching another Black Bear den. However, that will depend on one thing – donations.
A live stream camera out in the middle of the north Maine woods is expensive to maintain. The Foundation also wants to give as much funding as possible to Maine’s wildlife research projects. If you have already donated, thank you very much. If you still need to donate, just click **here**. All donations are tax deductible.
We appreciate your support !