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2008-04-09 13:40:00

The German city of Nuremberg and officials at the city’s zoo introduced a new polar bear cub, named Flocke, to the public Tuesday.

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2008-03-26 01:30:00

Hikers and campers venturing into bear country this spring may be safer armed with 8-ounce cans of bear pepper spray than with guns, according to a new study led by a Brigham Young University bear biologist.

2007-11-20 18:00:00

SPRING MILLS, Pa. - A Westmoreland County man is having a memorable 2007 bear season. Tom Wisniowski bagged a rare albino black bear Monday on the season's opening day. The female cub weighed 47 pounds.

2007-09-05 12:02:40

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM), a national operator of distinctive and large health and fitness centers, today announced that the Company finalized the purchase of the White Bear Racquet & Swim club in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, on September 1, 2007.

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2007-07-18 09:10:00

The World Society for the Protection of Animals hopes Sally Maughan's work convinces people around the globe that rehabilitating orphaned bears, then releasing them in forests, is better than sending them to zoos or circuses.

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.


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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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  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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