Deep in the wilds of northern Minnesota, in the good ol' US of A, a black bear named Lily is about to do what momma bears have been doing for millions of years but which has never before been observed in the wild. In a snug den, safe from the cold and snow, Lily is about to give birth - on camera. Professor Lynn Rogers has been studying bears for decades, gradually earning their trust, till finally he was able to install a webcam in Lily's den.
The signs are good. Lily is the right age, well fed in preparation for winter and appears to be heavily pregnant. Visit her at:
Who knows? You may be among the first to see one of Nature's little miracles.
Read more at the North American Bear Center and at the BBC.