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DNA Analyses Of Hair Samples Reveal No Evidence Of Bigfoot, Yeti
2014-07-02 14:44:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the legend of Bigfoot is quite popular, popular enough for its own reality television show, a team of international scientists has tested 30 archival hair samples linked to the legendary beast and concluded that none of them can be attributed to any such creature. "Don't give up yet, the yeti may still be out there," study author Bryan Sykes recently told The Guardian. In a study published in The Proceedings of the Royal...

2014-06-12 12:29:53

Dumping Bait in the Woods Habituates Bears to Humans and Grows Their Population PORTLAND, Maine, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting is calling on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to put an end to bear baiting - an unsporting practice where piles of rotting meat, pizza and stale pastries lure bears in for an easy trophy kill - to prevent future human and bear conflicts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117490 Daryl Dejoy, director of...

Red And Giant Panda Skulls Provide Insight Into Coexistence
2014-04-10 15:17:00

American Museum of Natural History New research on the skulls of red pandas and giant pandas provides further explanation as to why the two species—which are not closely related but dine on the same food, bamboo, in the same geographic area—are able to coexist. Using high-resolution imaging and biting simulations, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Málaga in Spain found that the skulls of the two panda species not only are distantly related but...

2014-01-31 20:20:29

SAPULPA, Okla., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Byron Bear is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Public Education and Advocacy as a result of his role as Bear Impersonator and Founder of The Byron T. Bear Foundation. Now celebrating its tenth year of success, The Byron T. Bear Foundation helps to raise awareness of bears and how they may be conserved. The foundation educates people on how to avoid conflicts with bears and teaches about why...

2013-09-26 13:43:47

Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July and conservation scientists fear that the EU's rules could cause problems for its brown bear population. The country has been managing its brown bears as game animals, meaning they can be hunted; but under EU legislation, bears are a protected species and can only be shot if they are deemed to be problem animals. This might seem to be a positive outcome for the bears. However, it could lead to reduced tolerance for bears among local people,...

Black Bears Return To Missouri
2013-07-20 04:57:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By the 1920s, unregulated hunting and habitat loss had wiped out the majority of black bears, Ursus americanus, in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The only bears known to live in Missouri for nearly a century were on the state flag, or in captivity. A reintroduction program, conducted during the 50s and 60s in Arkansas, has created a resurgence of bears. Now hundreds amble through the forests of southern Missouri, according to a...


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Cave bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-06-22 16:42:25

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers a habitat within deciduous forests, mixed forests, deserts, and thornbrush forests. It can...

Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-05-17 22:36:40

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

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