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2010-03-05 10:00:00

Hunts are of economic importance only to a handful of individuals WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, The Economics of Polar Bear Trophy Hunting in Canada, jointly released today by Humane Society International and International Fund for Animal Welfare reveals that polar bear hunts provide little economic benefit to Canada's Inuit communities.

2009-11-05 07:07:00

Local Black Bear Information Available Online Archers Prepare for Black Bear Archery Season Bear Check Station Hours of Operation Game Commission Offers Bear Hunting Tips Bear Hunting Bullets HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov.

2009-09-03 18:06:02

Animal authorities in Montana said a grizzly bear accused of multiple home invasions during the past few years has been captured and euthanized. Tim Manley, the investigator charged with tracking down a bear dubbed Albino Basin Male, No.

2009-08-28 16:10:31

The interior of a Colorado man's car was destroyed by a black bear authorities said has become an expert at opening car doors. Jeff Leistad of Vail said he went outside his home Sunday night to investigate the cause of his dog's barking and saw a black bear tearing up the inside of his brand new Subaru Forester, the Vail Daily reported Friday. The bear was inside my car, freaking out and going crazy because he couldn't get out for a good 15 minutes, Leistad said.

2009-08-10 14:16:29

U.S. officials announced Monday at the 65th birthday of Smokey Bear in Washington that the anti-forest fire icon is going bilingual with a new book. The U.S.

2009-08-06 18:03:18

Authorities in Ohio say a black bear is the prime suspect in putting a huge hole in the wall of a home and smashing out a basement window. The Ohio Division of Wildlife said the damage to Steve Lenart's home in Streetsboro this week included a hole ripped through an outside wall that extends through the inside drywall to expose the motor of the home's kitchen dishwasher.

2009-07-07 07:05:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Bear Naked, the natural foods innovator, announced today that it is expanding its premium, all natural granola family to include a new line of granola bars that offer active consumers a unique, on-the-go snacking alternative that is both decadent and nutritious.

2009-06-30 08:56:00

Smokey Bear stars in new CG-animated PSAs and appears on Facebook, MySpace and YouTube in time for July 4th WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council joined today with the U.S.

2009-06-18 12:08:52

A Colorado couple said a bear entered their house through a dog door, ignored their barking pooch and ate all of his dog food before leaving. Brenda Freeman said she and her husband heard their dog make a strange noise at about 10:30 p.m.


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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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Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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