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2009-06-04 17:48:39

Police in Knoxville, Tenn., said they are searching for a black bear that burst into a woman's home after it was apparently spooked by a neighborhood dog. The Knoxville Police Department said Tom and Becky Mash called 911 at about 10:20 p.m.

2009-05-18 15:25:59

A Chicago police dog that ran off during a thunderstorm was found four days later by a man who recognized the animal from the news, authorities said. Canine Unit Officer Rick King, Bear the dog's handler, said the 2 1/2-year-old German shepherd was outside relieving himself during a lull in thunderstorms Wednesday night when he was spooked by a clap of thunder and jumped a fence to flee King's yard, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. King said he barely slept while Bear was missing and...

2009-05-12 14:15:00

HOUSTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paul Bear Bryant Awards committee of the American Heart Association has announced that former University of Georgia Head Coach and Athletic Director, Vince Dooley has been named the 2010 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Dooley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Paul Bear Bryant College Football Coaching Awards Dinner Thursday, Jan.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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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.

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.


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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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