|About the Lily Black Bear Den Camera
This camera streams a live video feed of Lily
the Black Bear in her den near Ely, Minnesota
for the forth year in a row. The two previous
years viewers watched Lily give birth to three
More information on Lily, other bears and the
research can by found on the websites of the
North American Bear Center (bear.org)
and the Wildlife Research Institute (bearstudy.org).
While Lily and Faith will be hibernating the
camera inside the den will broadcast live
streaming video with sound. If the bears move
leave the den area there is a
second pan-tilt-zoom camera that can be
controller remotely by the bear center
biologists to watch the bears outside the den.
Lily and Faith can also be followed on Facebook:
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There are two cameras connected to the system.
One camera is a small camera that is placed
inside the bear den. This is a day color/night
infrared (IR) camera which can see in complete darkness.
The second camera is installed outside the den
and is a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, which will
be used to watch and follow the bears if they
come out of the den site.
Only one camera will be streaming at a time, and
these cameras can be selected and remotely
controlled by members of the Bear Center or
PixController, Inc. Engineers. The camera system
is also equipped with custom electronics which
will monitor the systems battery supply.
The webcam electronics contain the
PixController Raptor electronics which
monitor the battery level and temperature.
The Raptor is setup to automatically send
status emails to the engineers and
biologists in order to keep the camera
system running smoothly throughout the project.
There is a portable shed constructed by
members of the bear center which contains
the solar panels, batteries, and webcam
streaming electronics. The shed is about
500' from the den opening. Cables are run
between the cameras installed at the den
site to the shed.
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