Bearwalker of the Northwoods

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Natural World, 2009-2010 Episode 1 of 14

Duration: 1 hour

Wildlife documentary. In the forests of northern Minnesota, biologist Lynn Rogers uses food to gain the trust of wild black bears, a controversial technique developed over his own forty-year journey from fear to fascination.

Following the fortunes of mother bear June and her three cubs over a year, the film reveals an intimate portrait of the lives of black bears.

  • Photo: Black bear cub

    Photo: Black bear cub

    A Black bear cub braves the snows in its North American habitat.

  • Photo: Black bear

    Photo: Black bear

    A close up look at a giant Black bear.

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Credits

Presenter
Lynn Rogers
Producer
Ted Oakes

Broadcasts

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