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Ohio zoo staff cares for newborn polar bear; 2nd cub died

Ohio zoo staff cares for newborn polar bear; 2nd cub died

November 13, 2015 3:13 pmLoading…

Drought drives bears into California town in search of food

THREE RIVERS, Calif. — Tourists and animal lovers hoping to see a bear in Sequoia National Park this fall probably stand a better chance of spotting one in this tiny town at the park's entrance.

November 09, 2015 9:13 amLoading…

Search suspended for black bear in deadly attack

KALISPELL, Mont.— Montana wildlife officials have suspended their efforts to trap a black bear that attacked an 85-year-old Kalispell-area woman, causing fatal injuries.

October 23, 2015 9:17 amLoading…

Black bear that visited Indiana this summer returns to state

INDIANAPOLIS — A black bear that roamed to Indiana from southwestern Michigan this summer and eventually returned home is back in the Hoosier State, raiding bird feeders and trash cans as it fattens up for winter hibernation, a wildlife biologist said Friday.

October 09, 2015 1:03 pmLoading…
Ohio seizes 4 bears as crackdown on exotic animals continues

Ohio seizes 4 bears as crackdown on exotic animals continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four bears were seized Wednesday from an Ohio property, the second time in three days that the state took animals from owners as it cracks down on owners who haven't complied with tightened requirements for owning dangerous wild creatures.

October 07, 2015 11:34 amLoading…
Hunter escapes by shoving arm down bear's throat

Hunter escapes by shoving arm down bear's throat

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A bow hunter in Teton County is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat.

October 05, 2015 10:33 amLoading…

North Dakota drone team goes to Canada to study wildlife

FARGO, N.D. — Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History who have spent five decades studying ecology in the polar bear capital of Canada had help this past summer from an unmanned aircraft team from the University of North Dakota.

October 02, 2015 3:09 pmLoading…
73-year-old great-grandmother shoots Michigan black bear

73-year-old great-grandmother shoots Michigan black bear

FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Like your typical great-grandmother, Karen Kuch enjoys doing crossword puzzles, reading books and baking.

September 23, 2015 1:12 amLoading…
Hunter says attack by 'curious' black bear wasn't 'vicious'

Hunter says attack by 'curious' black bear wasn't 'vicious'

CLARE, Mich. — A hunter who said he was attacked by a black bear in Michigan's Clare County has scratches on a forearm but no serious injuries and believes the animal was just being nosy.

September 22, 2015 4:12 pmLoading…

Grizzly bears looking for food in northwest Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. — Some grizzly and black bears are in lower elevation areas in northwest Montana in search of food that will carry them through the winter, state wildlife managers say.

September 19, 2015 10:40 amLoading…

Ohio zoo to take cubs of bear that killed Yellowstone hiker

TOLEDO, Ohio — A northwest Ohio zoo will take the two cubs of a grizzly bear that killed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park and was euthanized.

August 14, 2015 4:32 amLoading…

Legislator proposes exotic animal ban in wake of lion hunt

MADISON, Wis. — Lions and tigers and bears — maybe in Oz, but not in Wisconsin if one Republican legislator gets his way.

August 02, 2015 2:12 amLoading…

Wandering black bear returns to Indiana after Michigan visit

INDIANAPOLIS — A wild black bear that's been roaming far northern Indiana for nearly two months has returned to the state after a short trip home to Michigan, and wildlife officials are waiting for it with live traps baited with delicacies.

July 30, 2015 11:35 amLoading…

Zoo's grizzly exhibit reopens after bear cracks barrier

APPLE VALLEY, Minn.  — The Minnesota Zoo's grizzly bear exhibit has reopened after one of the bears shattered a glass enclosure pane.

July 19, 2015 9:45 amLoading…

DNR sets trap for black bear spotted in northern Indiana

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — The state Department of Natural Resources has set a trap to try to catch a black bear spotted roaming in northern Indiana — the first wild black bear confirmed in that state since the 1870s.

July 17, 2015 8:17 amLoading…

Appeals Court: Radio collars on bears amount to possession

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attaching a radio collar to a bear so it can be remotely tracked requires a permit because it amounts to possession under Minnesota's fish and game laws, the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

July 13, 2015 1:22 pmLoading…

Grand Teton park warns visitors about grizzly bear traps

JACKSON, Wyo. — Grizzly bear trapping at Grand Teton National Park will continue through July 12 and officials are asking visitors to stay alert.

July 07, 2015 4:07 pmLoading…
Grizzly bear shatters barrier at Minnesota Zoo

Grizzly bear shatters barrier at Minnesota Zoo

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — A grizzly bear exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo is temporarily closed after one of the bears picked up a basketball-sized rock and shattered a barrier.

July 07, 2015 7:47 amLoading…

Wildlife commissioners approve bear hunting

SARASOTA, Fla. — Florida wildlife officials have approved a new bear hunting season in the state.

June 24, 2015 12:06 pmLoading…

Black bear sighted in southeast Kansas

WEIR, Kan. — Kansas park officials say a black bear has been seen recently in southeast Kansas.

June 23, 2015 12:40 pmLoading…

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