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2009-03-31 14:01:01

A British theater company said reports of a bear wandering Rendlesham Forest were part of a hoax to draw an audience to Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. The Red Rose Chain Theatre Company said fears of an escaped bear were sparked after they persuaded three people to report seeing a brown bear -- a species extinct in England since the 11th century -- near Ipswich, England, as part of their promotion for the upcoming play, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Company members said a famous stage...

2009-02-27 08:53:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is very pleased to announce that it has entered into an amendment agreement (the "Amendment Agreement") with Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Ltd. ("Rio Tinto") in respect of its purchase of Rio Tinto's remaining 30% interest in the Corani silver and base-metals deposit as disclosed in its news releases dated March 7, June 11, and July 17, 2008. Under the Amendment Agreement, Rio...

2009-02-19 18:29:55

A man in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's easternmost province, said he had to hit a polar bear with a shovel and shoot it twice to drive it away. Ed Dyson said he spotted the polar bear from his back porch in Black Tickle shortly before it grabbed his small dog and threw it into the air, Canwest News Service reported Thursday. When the dog landed, he ran under the (porch) and the bear tried to get at him ... so then I had a smack at him with the shovel. But that didn't stop him much,...

2009-01-28 10:08:00

SHELBURNE, Vt., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Times are tough. And The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is responding by bringing a bit of humor to this "bear market." Their new limited-edition "Recession-Proof Love" Bear is sure to be a popular gift this Valentine's Day. The Company also realizes the irony of making a limited-edition, recession-themed Bear with a price tag just under $100. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090128/NE63779 ) (Logo:...

2008-08-29 15:00:30

The last member of a protected brown bear species living on Greece's Mount Olympus appears to have been killed, conservationists say. Members of the environmental organization Callisto said the carcass of the bear was found at the foot of the mountain with its mouth frozen open and with suspicious wounds to its chest, Kathimerini reported Friday. The conservationists say those physical characteristics are indicative of the animal either being shot or poisoned. The Callisto group, which...

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2008-07-29 14:03:38

Cave divers have recovered an almost complete skeleton of a bear that is believed to have died some 11,000 years ago. The cavers in the Scottish Highlands first found pieces of bone in 1995 while exploring a network of caves at Inchnadamph in Sutherland, but only recently reached some of the final fragments. The bones are now being studied at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh to try and establish whether it was a brown or polar bear. Genetics experts at Trinity College in Dublin...

2008-07-23 00:00:29

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Adam Deem holds the cub he found in burned brush in Shasta- Trinity National Forest. Lil' Smokey's paws were badly burned and his left eye was singed. Adam Deem was driving through burned brush in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest west of Redding when he spotted a black bear cub teetering oddly in the middle of the road. It was Thursday morning, weeks into the state's fire siege. Deem, a forester with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, grabbed a...

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2008-07-22 13:55:00

Emergency officials said on Tuesday that at least 30 hungry bears have trapped a group of geologists at their remote survey site in Russia's far east after killing two of their co-workers last week. A spokesman for the Kamchatka emergency services ministry said the team of geologists on Russia's seismically active Kamchatka peninsula refused to leave their camp after the bears showed up. "In the interests of safety they didn't come out to work "” the people are scared by the invasion of...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

A bear cub is recovering at a California animal center after a firefighter spotted it wobbling along the road on burned paws, officials say. Adam Deem, 32, a forester with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, was driving Thursday through the Shasta-Trinity National Forest outside Redding, Calif., when he saw the black bear cub in the road, the Los Angeles Times reported. Deem said noticed the lost cub had scorched fur and paws. He said he decided to take the cub with...

2008-07-15 18:00:29

A MAN was "ripped apart" by two 800lb bears after he climbed into their pen to have his picture taken at Mykolaev Zoo in Ukraine. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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