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Mama Bear Knows Best When Picking Out Homes
2013-01-22 14:55:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Husbands should be taking a clue from nature when it comes to looking for a home, as new research emerges that shows mama bear knows her stuff. Research published in the journal PLoS ONE has found that the mother bears know best when it comes to selecting a place to live. The new University of Alberta study explored whether the rearing of cubs by their mothers shaped which habitats grizzly bears eventually choose. Lead author...

2009-09-01 09:00:00

Initiative Invites Public to Sponsor a Bear-Proof Box for a Yellowstone Campground BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fed bear is a dead bear. Most people who live in bear country have heard this clever saying. Some -- like Kerry Gunther, a bear management biologist for Yellowstone National Park -- know first-hand that this warning is all too true. "Bears that obtain human food eventually become more aggressive toward humans, and may need to be removed from the...

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2007-11-02 05:46:44

JACKSON, Wyo. -- The overall grizzly bear population in the Yellowstone area is thriving, but there is some concern about the number of female grizzlies killed this year. Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team leader Chuck Schwartz said Thursday the female deaths were approaching a threshold that, if repeated next year, could trigger a review of the decision earlier this year to remove the Yellowstone grizzly from protection under the Endangered Species Act. There are an estimated 571 grizzly...

2005-11-15 15:43:28

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protected for 30 years, grizzlies near Yellowstone National Park could become fair game after the Bush administration on Tuesday took the first step to remove the bears from the U.S. endangered species list. A big, bold icon of the American West that mostly eats plants and animals but occasionally attacks tourists, Ursus arctos horribilis essentially is a victim of its own success, rebounding from a low of about 220 in 1975, when it was...

2005-11-15 14:39:04

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protected for 30 years, grizzlies near Yellowstone National Park could become fair game after the Bush administration on Tuesday took the first step to remove the bears from the U.S. endangered species list. A big, bold icon of the American West that mostly eats plants and animals but occasionally attacks tourists, Ursus arctos horribilis essentially is a victim of its own success, rebounding from a low of about 220 in 1975, when it was...

2005-11-15 14:12:44

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protected for 30 years, grizzlies near Yellowstone National Park could become fair game for hunters after the Bush administration on Tuesday took the first step to remove the bears from the U.S. endangered species list. A big, bold icon of the American West that mostly eats plants and animals but occasionally attacks tourists, Ursus arctos horribilis essentially became a victim of its own success, rebounding from a low of about 220 in 1975,...

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2005-06-04 10:44:28

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Roads groomed for snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone National Park are not the key factor influencing bison distribution and numbers in the park, a researcher said Friday. "The roads very definitely make it easier for bison to move along the landscape, but we didn't see an overall effect on distribution or population increases," said Cormack Gates, director of the Environmental Science Program in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary....


Latest Animals of Yellowstone Reference Libraries

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2007-01-19 12:56:54

The bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly Felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments. They live in a set home range that shifts in size with the season. They utilize several methods to mark their territorial boundaries including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. In appearance, the...

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