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    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2012 edited
     

    JEWEL DEN CAM  JEWEL APPEARS TO BE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF LABOUR. FF SHE GIVES BIRTH SOON IT WILL BE SOON THAN LILY'S BIRTHS OF hOPE & OF FAITH & JASON

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    http://www.bear.org/livecams/jewel-den-cam.php

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    Jan 14

    Is Jewel in labour

    Is Jewel in labor?  We think so!  About 5 PM, a Den-Watcher noted that she looked uncomfortable holding her head stiffly.  Now her ears are shivering and she’s making little sounds (very unusual) being picked up with the newly positioned microphone.  We’re watching for contracting head muscles like Lily showed as she clenched her teeth. 

    Jewel grooms herself - Jan 14, 2012Jewel grooms herself - Jan 14, 2012She’s been restless the last few days, making us hurry to put the camera in position for good data.  We might have gotten there in the nick of time today (4:04 to 4:24 PM).  Some here may not be sleeping tonight.  If she started labor around 5 PM, she should be having the cubs tomorrow afternoon if she is like Lily with about 22 hours of labor. 

    Jewel chews her foot - Jan 14, 2012Jewel chews her foot - Jan 14, 2012Jewel is so good!  Calmer than Lily, she was perfect as we repositioned the camera.  She batted at it a few times which showed us that the camera would stay in position if she jostled it going out of the den the way it is anchored now.  It is face on in front of her for an optimum view.  We were afraid to put it there at first because she was going in and out and we thought she would knock it aside.  She’s been gathering wood chips from a rotten log for bedding.  Today she stayed in and might be in for the duration now if we are right about labor.  Her job with cubs will be to keep them snuggled, warmed, and fed.

    Jewel looking uncomfortable - Jan 14, 2012Jewel looking uncomfortable - Jan 14, 2012We think how wonderful Jewel is to show the trust that allows this technology and learning.   When we left, we’d have had to block her entrance with branches to make her feel secure in the den and discourage her from leaving when she recovered from the drugs. 

    Jewel resting - Jan 14, 2012Jewel resting - Jan 14, 2012With trust, she recognizes and welcomes us.  No long nose.  No blowing.  No fear.  She looks at us confidently to confirm her expectations.  We do, and she understands we are there in a familiar way rather than as a threat she doesn’t understand. 

    But what if we’re wrong about labor?  You know as much as we do about that.  We all can only watch and wait while the Den-Watch Team records minute by minute observations for the record and peer-reviewed publications. 

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
     
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    Cubs are born at 7:22am & at 8:40am

    The wait is over—for us and for 3-year-old Jewel.  Her labor was shorter and easier than the body-slamming we saw with Lily’s first labor.

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    That was just absolutely amazing.  For the first 20 mins she seemed very restless, grooming and pushing. Then she made the sweet grunting noises as or just before the cub was born as if she was welcoming it into the world - so moving!!  Since then she has protected it, groomed it, fed it and has been extremely talkative towards it—far more than I can recall other mothers to be at this stage.  It's just a pure delight to witness.  We are so lucky.  

    Jewel glances towards camera - Jan 22, 2012Jewel glances towards camera moments after the first birth - Jan 22, 2012At 0722 and 0840, Jewel became active and greeted each cub with motherly grunts.  A video of the births is posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/bearstudy#p/u/0/eognFId4gFM.  The cubs didn’t have their full voices at first.  They only squeaked and chirped.  When they were quiet, Jewel was quiet.  When they gave their squeaks and chirps, Jewel answered with attentive grunts and moved to rectify whatever was wrong.  The cubs will let her know when they can’t reach a nipple, when they feel a draft, and when they have to relieve themselves.  Jewel will hover over them, keep them warm and give them access to her nipples as she breathes on them.  Temperature at the time of birth was 19F. 

    The family leaves the den in April.  The cubs’ eyes will open in early March. 

     

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     

    Jan 24 A video I took  Wear EARPLUGS  LO< cubbies can be glimpsed at 11:29:28 & at 11:39 by their clock

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/eiguoc?feature=mhee#p/u/0/vAYRGRhYu9s

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2012
     

    These are links to video I put in on Lily fan page on Face book I hope they work here even if you aren't a face book user

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150632673927195&set=o.263755115498&type=2&theater

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150632673927195&set=o.263755115498&type=2&theater

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012
     

    Feb 3 my video of Jewels cubs compalining after DFr. Rogers & Sue showed up to fix cam

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/eiguoc?feature=mhee#p/u/0/P22mPNhRag8

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    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2012 edited
     
    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012 edited
     

    March 7 Jewels cubbies, Herb & Fern have been half out from under Jewel most of day

    VIDEO LINK

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/eiguoc?feature=mhee#p/u/0/h4f-CUqK7a4

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    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
     
    Loved the video Pat.
    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
     

    March 16

    Jewel went for some piece & Quiet & fern & Herb had a bit of cuddling

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    http://youtu.be/MPmgII-M62c

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    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
     

    Great! Thank you!  I always know I can count on you to get the videos for us.

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2012
     

    March 22, Fern & herb were having a ball wihtout Mom around

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    http://youtu.be/wGJ0cWBWOFg

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012 edited
     

    April 1

    Fern & hertbie playing

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6V5EgRzPT8

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    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012
     

    Darling!  I must have just missed that.  I was watching for a while and then got off.  THanks for sharing.

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2012 edited
     

    April 2

    2 recorders used so there's sound & some not & you may even hear sound from Usee

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    http://youtu.be/2epCmS42BW4

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    http://youtu.be/hq2J7XuZsok

     

     

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    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2012
     

    Updatefor Jewel & Herbie & Fern

    April 1

    Jewel and Herbie - April 1, 2012Jewel and Herbie - April 1, 2012When it gets close to the time to leave the den, do cubs develop a drive to follow their mother?  It certainly looked like that today.  The cubs made every effort to stay near Jewel whenever she went out to rake more bedding, starting a little before 11:30 AM.  Fern had a difficult time with a steep slope near the entrance and cried loud and long.  Eventually, Jewel picked her up and dragged her back into the den.  Herbie climbed and walked more easily.  They all came out several times.

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2012 edited
     

    April 7

    http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/daily-updates/1593-how-do-we-explain-it-update-april-7-2012.html

    Jewel gets mugged by her cubs - April 7, 2012Jewel gets mugged by her cubs - April 7, 2012Jewel and Herbie - April 7, 2012Jewel and Herbie - April 7, 2012 Faith and Herbie - April 7, 2012Fern and Herbie - April 7, 2012

    Jewel and cubs outside den - April 7, 2012Jewel and cubs outside den - April 7, 2012Herbie sniffs the camera - April 7, 2012Cub sniffs the camera - April 7, 2012 Herbie - April 7, 2012Herbie - April 7, 2012