bears

Study finds healthy group of polar bears in sea near Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and...
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Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday. The mauling of Bob Legasa, 57, in the...
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As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there's going to be far less ice...
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Bears Rescued From Zoo Kennels Move To Wildlife Sanctuaries

PETA rescued "Ben the Bear" from a North Carolina roadside zoo, where they say he was kept in a small, chain-linked fence kennel with a concrete floor, and brought him to a wildlife sanctuary in Northern California.
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Firefighter Distracts Mama Bear As Three Cubs Get Freed From Dumpster

When firefighters heard the sound of their dumpster being tipped and rumblings happening inside they knew something wasn’t right. With a large mother bear lurking in the vicinity distressed by the situation, firefighters dropped everything to help free her cubs who were stuck inside. As one Truckee...
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Bear, cubs kill an Alaska worker at remote silver mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A female bear and her two cubs mauled and killed a young man working at a remote mine site on a southeast Alaska island with one of the highest bear densities in the state, authorities said Monday. Anthony David Montoya, 18, a contract worker from Hollis, Oklahoma, died at a...
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Judge blocks Saturday's grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's...
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Bear Freed From Manhole After Getting Stuck In Storm Drain

It was a “beary” bad situation for this animal after it got stuck in storm drain. Colorado Springs police say the bear is about three or four-years-old and weighs 250 pounds. Once crews removed the manhole cover, the bear was able to push itself out and run off.
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Bear Cub Stuck In Basement Gets a Helping Hand While Mom Watches On

Curiosity is good -- just beware of basements!
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