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Backyard Bear: A Close Encounter

On a rainy afternoon a few weeks ago, my family had an unexpected visitor - a black bear. In the 25 years that we’ve inhabited the house and the densely wooded property and pond that surrounds it, a m…

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Bear Cubs Befriend Baby Tiger

After being abandoned by their mother, China's Qingdao Wildlife Park rescued these twin black bear cubs and have been bottle feeding them until they are old enough to take care of themselves. Watch th…

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7 Hibernating Animals in Danger

Just like disturbances wake you up, they wake up the animal kingdom -- often with dire results. Hibernation, simply, is a state of inactivity in animals. It is typically characterized by a drop i…

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Can Bears Help Space Travel?

Scientists are studying black bears and their ability to change their metabolism greatly during hibernation. Not only does their body temperature drop, but their metabolism decreases by about 75 perce…

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New Taser Designed to Stun Animals

The makers of Taser stun guns, used by police on individuals who are resisting arrest or fleeing, are now making a Taser weapon for stunning large wild animals. "Just as our Taser technology is a safe…

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Bear Abuse Prevention Law Considered

The practice of bear baying, an activity where a defenseless defanged and declawed bear is chained while dogs bark and sometimes bite it, is coming under fire in South Carolina -- the only state where…

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Time to Get Rid of Bears, Says Conservative

Social conservative Bryan Fischer has written a blog post stating the proper way to deal with grizzly bears is to shoot them on sight. He works at the American Family Association, an organization prom…

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Happy Hug a Bear Day! (Video)

November 7th is Hug a Bear Day...and while we urge you not to cozy up to wild animals, we'll admit that they certainty look cuddly! Take a look at this sleepy bear cub, who can't seem to stop himself …

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Bear Population Recovering in Mississippi

In 1932 due to excessive hunting and habitat loss the black bear population in Mississippi had been reduced to less than twelve. At that time they were given statewide protection. By 1974 black bears …

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Leona Lewis Visits Romanian Bear Sanctuary

The popular British singer, and vegetarian recently traveled to Romania to visit for several days. She learned about the abused grizzly bears that are taken care of there. The World Society for the Pr…

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