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In this June 2013, photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is bear No. 56 which researchers say died of old age at 39 1/2 in northern Minnesota. The bear, that officials say the world's oldest known wild black bear, was first captured and radio-collared in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was early in his first term. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

Oldest-known wild bear dies in Minnesota

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By Sam Cook

Forum News Service

The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in Itasca County at the age of 39½, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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