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Japans Vanishing Ainu Will Finally Be Recognized as Indigenous People
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Ainu, indigenous people, Oki Kano, Hokkaido prefecture, Kuril Islands, Russia, bears, wolves, water, wind, fire )

Sheryl
- 29 days ago - cnn.com
Early residents of northern Japan in what is now the Hokkaido prefecture and the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin off the east coast of Russia. They revered bears and wolves, and worshiped gods embodied in the natural elements like water, fire and wind.
Bear Dreaming: Of Wonder in Winter
Offbeat  (tags: bears, hibernation, wildlife, protection, environment )

Cher
- 150 days ago - all-creatures.org
Awe lies at the heart of the relationship between ancient cultures and bears. All species of bear share the ability to seemingly die in winter and remerge in spring with new life. Because of this, bears have symbolized transformation since time
One of These Little Bears Needs a Name ! PLEASE VOTE ! !
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlfe, rescued, bears, naming poll )

Cher
- 174 days ago - support.wspa.ca
rescued cubs currently in care at the Balkasar sanctuary in Pakistan.
EXPECT !! THIS IS ANIMAL WAY TO REFLECT LOVE...   video
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, lions, bears, dogs, goats, cows, love, awesome-love-video! )

Barb
- 205 days ago - youtube.com
Found this remarkable animal video when searching for a cute dog/cat trick-or-treating video!
Fat Bear Week: Alaska's Brown Bears Face Off in Battle of the Plumpest
Offbeat  (tags: bears, hibernation, fat, wildlife, protection, environment )

Cher
- 229 days ago - theguardian.com
Right now, the bears are eating almost non-stop to prepare for hibernation, which lasts five to six months and sometimes longer. Brown bears need fat to survive the -35F to 50F (-37C to 10C) winters in Katmai's mountains.
Bears in the Pool Part 2 - YouTube   video
Offbeat  (tags: bears, pool, pt 2, awesome-clawsome video! )

Barb
- 326 days ago - youtube.com
Here we go again folks! The same bear family came back to the same human family. There's something about that pool. Hmm.....
Local Exotic Rescue Group Saves Tiger Cub, 5 Bears
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, rescued, tigers, bears, protection )

Cher
- 510 days ago - fox5sandiego.com
A local exotic animal rescue group recently saved five bears and a white tiger cub from three southern states.
This Bear Attacks a Circus Artist
Offbeat  (tags: animals, ethics, crime, society, protection, bears, circus animals, pets, animals exploitated )


- 588 days ago - msn.com
VIdéo : The circus is supposed to amuse. This accident broke the atmosphere in Syktyvkar, Russia: a bear attacked his tamer during the show.
THIS MAN POSED PROUDLY WITH THE BEAR HE SHOT WHILE IT WAS HIBERNATING. THE POOR ANIMAL DIDNâEUR(TM)T STAND A CHANCE.
Offbeat  (tags: bears, hunting, hunters, animals, environment, humans, wildlife, society )

Lone
- 766 days ago - discovernewz.com
The new law allows hunters to use unfair practices, e.g. baiting hungry bears with food to shoot them at close range, and entering wolf and bear dens to slaughter entire families. It also removes the prohibition on hunting from the air
Walking Bear Comes Home: A Tribute to Dr. Charles Jonkel
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, news, animals, bears, photos, culture )

Connie
- 1132 days ago - thoughtsfromthewildside.blogspot.com
A beautiful tribute. May he forever walk among the Great Bears he so loved.
Bears Bond After 16 Years In Lonely Cages
Offbeat  (tags: bears )

Angie
- 1150 days ago - thedodo.com
For the last 16 years, these two bears were forced to spend their lives in cages alone, without any companionship to lessen their misery. But now that they have been rescued, everything has begun to change for the better.
Grim News for Tigers, Bears as China Wildlife Law Allows Farming, 'Medical' Use
Offbeat  (tags: China, tigers, bears, farms, medicinal, animals, law )

Scooby
- 1210 days ago - washingtonpost.com
China already has around 200 tiger farms, with more than 5,000 big cats often kept in cramped conditions for public exhibition and to feed a thriving underground industry in tiger bone wine and pelts.
State Will Not Capture Bear That Attacked Scout Leader in Morris County
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, animals, bears, humans, society, wildlife )

Connie
- 1248 days ago - northjersey.com
At least they are doing something right in New Jersey. They certainly need education on black bears.
Supporters of Pedals the Injured Walking Bear, Rally at Statehouse
Offbeat  (tags: care2, pedals, bears )

Tracy
- 1289 days ago - nj.com
Then, Pugsley and Lisa Rose Rublack, who started a Care2 petition that has nearly 300,000 signatures seeking the relocation of the bear, went to the state Department of Environmental Protection to deliver the petition.
Florida Holds Hunt to Kill 320 Bears
Offbeat  (tags: florida, bears, hunt, sad news, usa )

Scooby
- 1306 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Florida is holding its first bear hunt in more than two decades, despite opposition from animal rights campaigners.
 

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