January 07, 2013
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John Tlumacki/globe staff
Maureen Clark at Clark's Trading Post with her beloved black bear, 22-year-old Victoria, in her den.
At Clark’s Trading Post, the bear act opened for the season last May. Clark walked into the caged area to check on Victoria.
Clark with Victoria on her new platform.
Pemi licks a cone from a hole in a barrell.
Pemi rides a scooter during the show.
A burial plot for deceased Clark's bears is near the entrance.
Kamdyn Wallace, 2, from Madison, Maine, is held by her dad, Jason as she looks into Victoria's pen.
Clark coaxes Victoria to her new platform in her pen before opening for the season, using ice cream.
Clark and Victoria in Victoria's pen.
Victoria took a peanut from Clark's mouth.
Clark (left) with Echo during the first show of the season.
Victoria emerges from her den.
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