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Polar Bear Genome Provides Clues To Rapid Evolution To High Fat Diet
2014-05-09 05:24:37

Mutations in genes involved in cardiovascular function allowed polar bears to rapidly evolve the ability to consume a fatty, blubber-rich diet without developing high rates of heart disease, an international team of scientists reported this week in the journal Cell.

2014-03-27 11:14:50

Male bears are seemingly always on the prowl, roaming much greater distances than females, particularly for mating.

How Do Polar Bears Keep Warm? It May Be In Their Genes
2014-02-10 14:42:18

During the recent polar vortex that swept down into the US, even polar bears in the Chicago zoo had to go inside. However, new research gives more insight into how these animals' Arctic counterparts are able to keep warm in extremely low winter temperatures.

Polar Bear Diets Change Climate Change
2014-01-23 13:03:52

Polar bears are able to switch up their diet in order to help them survive the warming Arctic, according to a new study.

2013-09-26 13:43:47

Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July and conservation scientists fear that the EU's rules could cause problems for its brown bear population.

DNA Study Reveals Secrets Of Gentically Similar Polar And Brown Bears
2013-03-15 10:22:25

A new report in PLoS Genetics attempts to clarify conflicting studies on a population of Alaskan brown bears that are genetically similar to polar bears, yet look and act like typical brown bears.

Polar Bears Threatened By Climate Change, Action Urged Now
2013-02-06 05:34:00

An international group of scientists, led by a University of Alberta polar bear researcher, is urging governments to prepare for rapid Arctic ecosystem change to deal with a climate change catastrophe for the polar bears.

Mama Bear Knows Best When Picking Out Homes
2013-01-22 14:55:49

Researchers studying bears in their natural habitat, have found that mama bears know best when it comes to hunting for, and picking out dens, for the family.

Bears Need All-you-can-eat Salmon Buffet Needed For Months
2012-08-04 05:07:35

A mix of steep, colder streams and slower, warmer ones are necessary for both salmon conservation efforts and for bears and other predators that require access to the spawning fish for sustenance.


Latest Brown Bear 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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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