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2009-10-26 23:34:15

Although most wolves in Yellowstone National Park live to be nearly six years old, their ability to kill prey peaks when they are two to three, according to a study led by Dan MacNulty and recently published online by Ecology Letters. The study will appear in the journal's December print issue. The finding challenges a long-held belief that wolves are successful predators for their entire adult lives. It now appears that like human athletes, they are only at the top of their game for about 25...

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2009-10-23 13:00:00

President Obama designated more than 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as "critical habitat" for polar bears on Thursday, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and gas, The Associated Press reported. Under federal law, agencies are restricted from taking actions that may adversely affect critical habitat and interfere with polar bear recovery. "It is a step in the right direction to help polar bears stave off extinction, while recognizing...

2009-10-19 08:00:00

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following several weeks of careful preparations, the five moon bears who have been living at the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Panyu Bear Sanctuary (PBS) for the past 13 years set off on a long journey today to their new home at the Moon Bear Rescue Centre (MBRC) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Moon bears are also known as Asiatic black bears, and are an endangered species. The MBRC was established by...

2009-10-16 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society International and Defenders of Wildlife today commended the United States for submitting a proposal to next year's meeting of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to stop the international trade in polar bears. The meeting is set for March 13-25 in Doha, Qatar. "On May 8, 2009, Sec. Salazar said that he...

2009-10-02 01:30:54

A mother bear and one of her three cubs, apparently looking for food, repeatedly tried to enter a grandmother's Colorado home, the resident said. Sally Rebehn of Vail, Colo., said the mother bear broke into her bedroom, but Rebehn fended it off with a decorative pillow, KMGH-TV, Denver reported. The mother bear and the baby bear then entered the kitchen and enjoyed ice cream, chili and their favorite -- leftover barbecued chicken wings from Moe's Barbecue, Rebehn said. The ice cream was too...

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2009-09-22 13:11:50

Canadian scientists say they have discovered brown grizzly bears are feeding on migrating broad whitefish in a Northwest Territories stream. Scientists from the University of Alberta say the discovery in the Mackenzie Delta region of the Northwest Territories has researchers advising increased care in petroleum extraction and infrastructure development within the area. Oliver Barker and Andrew Derocher, who led the study, said they observed at least one brown bear engaged in the unusual...

2009-09-22 13:46:49

Researchers call on developers in Mackenzie Delta to exercise caution The discovery of brown (grizzly) bears feeding on migrating broad whitefish in a stream in Mackenzie Delta region of the Northwest Territories has researchers advising increased care in petroleum extraction and infrastructure development within the area. In a paper published in the September issue of the journal Arctic, Oliver Barker and Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta report seeing at least one brown bear...

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2009-09-22 12:45:00

Yellowstone Grizzly bears are returning to the threatened species list, according to a federal court order on Monday. The grizzly bear species was announced to have rebounded in March 2007, but many are once again threatened by changes in their habitat, primarily in how climate change has rid the region of whitebark pines, which the bears rely on. Judge Donald Molloy issued a 46-page decision on Monday to restore protections for the grizzly bear, which resides primarily in and around the...

2009-09-04 06:35:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruin Dale is no average, cute-and-cuddly community of talking bears -- Edward C. Whisenant's collection of stories, "The Anthology of Stingy Bear's Adventures" (published by AuthorHouse), parodies a homogenous society of grizzly bears in order to address numerous modern-day social, political and economic issues. "Far too often child readers are presented with ho-hum themes that give children a misleading impression of life," says Whisenant....

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. 191, said the approximately 20-year-old animal was captured when it returned Monday to a home it had previously broken into near Condon, Mont., The (Missoula, Mont.) Missoulian reported. Manley said the bear was euthanized Tuesday as a result of its age and...


Latest Bears 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...

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

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...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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