Officials say world's oldest known wild black bear dies of old age at 39½ in northern Minn.

  • Article by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 27, 2013 - 5:45 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — The world's oldest known wild black bear, a shy but prolific female simply named Bear No. 56, has died of old age at 39½, Minnesota wildlife researchers said Tuesday.

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