AUGUSTA — Maine’s game department says a black bear named Lugnut can be viewed live on a webcam.
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and newly formed Wildlife Research Foundation are streaming video 24/7 on the foundation’s website.
The camera was placed in the den of Lugnut, who gave birth to two cubs on Jan. 16. The camera in the den will remain with Lugnut and her growing cubs until the spring when they’ll venture outside and can be tracked with radio collars.
The two other collared bears, Spunky and Nell, have also been filmed and their stories are told on the website.
The website had over 15,000 visitors in its first two weeks of being live. Now entering its fourth week, it’s had about 78,000 viewers.