Published February 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Bear No. 56


Bear No. 56 peers from its den in the Chippewa National Forest near Marcell in Itasca County in February 2013. No. 56 has died at the age of 39 1/2; it lived longer than any other known wild bear. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)


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