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2007-07-05 11:01:57

Berlin Zoo's star polar bear cub Knut welcomed his millionth visitor Thursday, showing he hasn't lost his drawing power even if he's growing up.

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2007-06-18 21:00:00

An 11-year-old boy was dragged screaming from his family's tent and killed by a black bear during a Father's Day outing in the Utah wilderness.

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2007-03-16 00:45:00

As caretaker of the state's 15,000 black bears, Mark Ternent must figure out the optimal ratio of bears to people. That number will determine how many bears need to be killed by hunters to keep the population under control.

2006-11-30 11:27:37

Some southern Arizona black bears may not sleep through the hibernation season because they may not have gotten enough to eat beforehand, a wildlife official says.

2006-08-30 11:48:09

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - The apparently accidental death of a bear in the Pyrenees has reopened a bitter row between mountain farmers and environmentalists over whether bears should ever have been reintroduced to the region.

2006-08-27 12:56:38

PARIS (Reuters) - A Slovenian brown bear, one of five released in the French Pyrenees earlier this year, has been found dead at the foot of a cliff after an apparent accident, authorities said on Sunday.

2006-08-23 10:12:38

ROME (Reuters) - The mother of a brown bear shot in Germany last June to the horror of animal lovers has been fitted with a satellite tracking device by Italian authorities so that she can be monitored and kept away from humans.

2006-08-03 07:02:57

LONDON (Reuters) - Barney the guard dog went berserk at a teddy bear exhibition in England and ripped the stuffing out of Elvis Presley's beloved bear Mabel, exhibitors said on Thursday.

2005-08-17 06:30:00

Vietnam plans to plant microchips in an estimated 4,000 captive bears to try to stop wildlife traders catching more of the animals in the wild and selling them to bile farms, state media reported on Wednesday.

2005-07-27 06:14:16

Bears may have returned to Switzerland, more than 100 years after disappearing from their Alpine habitat, according to eyewitnesses.


Latest Bear Reference Libraries

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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