Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Grizzly Bear is possibly one of the most “notorious” and well-known bears today.

A Couple Of Grizzly Bears: Grizzly Bear Profile

A Couple Of Grizzly Bears. They Have A Reputation For Being Dangerous But Conflicts Can Be Avoided With Some Precautions.

Grizzly Bear is the common name for a very well-known brown bear subspecies native to North America, parts of Europe and Asia. This bear is one of the largest in the family, coming close behind the Polar Bear and the Kodiak Bear.

It’s known in scientific circles as the North American brown bear or by its scientific name Ursus Arctos Horribilis.

The term “grizzly” could be interpreted as referring to two things: “Grizzled” for its golden/gray tipped hair or “grisly” for its perceived fearsome disposition. Individual bears vary in color from

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The Cherokee Bears of North Carolina live in deplorable conditions but you can help them.

One Of The Cherokee Bears

One Of The Cherokee Bears In Its Concrete Pit (Photo: PETA)

It’s a common fact that in our modern day world, more than 3000 animal species are considered endangered. Many more are already extinct.

As human activity becomes more and more intense, our environment and its inhabitants come face to face with new challenges that are difficult to handle. Unfortunately, animals keep getting the short end of the stick. They are quite often used as ‘tools’ for profit, with large species like

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Each one of these Gifts for Bear Lovers is a constant reminder of how awesome these creatures are.

Gifts for Bear Lovers

Getting gifts from those around us is a great feeling especially when you already have an idea of their taste. But it can be tricky.

For bear lovers, and animal lovers in general, there is a wide range of bear products on the market to choose from. So how do you differentiate the good from a waste of money?

Well, you’ve come to the right place then.

Be it any species you may like brown bears, black bears, or Polar Bears, you will find

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There are plans underway to reintroduce British Bears, and wolves, but people are worried. Can this work in modern day Britain?

Eurasian Brown Bear at the Whipsnade Zoo

Eurasian Brown Bear at the Whipsnade Zoo (Photo: © Francis C. Franklin / Wikimedia Commons cc by-sa 3.0

It’s hard to believe but bears once roamed in Britain. The original British bears were Eurasian brown bears: a subspecies of the Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos Arctos).

These animals became extinct in Britain from around the 8th century and survived in Scotland till the 10th century. Of late there have been plans to reintroduce the brown bear to Britain’s countryside.

What Happened To The Original British Bears?

They became extinct due to excessive and uncontrolled hunting for their meat and fur. It is believed that they became extinct before the time of the Anglo-Saxon influx and they were the first large indigenous predators to be eliminated.

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Though the words Habituated and Food Conditioned Bears are used interchangeably, there’s actually a lot of difference between them.

A Bear Sitting In A Stream: Food conditioned bears

A Bear Sitting In A Shallow Stream. Bears Have Fantastic Memories And They Quickly Learn How To Go After Human Food.

If you live anywhere bears or have a lot to do with them, you would have come across the terms Habituated Bears and Food Conditioned Bears a number of times.

Though these two words mean very different things, people use them interchangeably. They’ll say things like “habituated bears are dangerous” or “food conditioned bears are dangerous.” Or you may even hear “all food conditioned AND habituated bears are dangerous.”

The fact is not all the above statements are true. So, which one is true and which ones aren’t?

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Churchill is like no other place on Earth. It’s called the Polar Bear Capital Of The World for a reason.

Polar Bear Statue in Churchill: Polar Bear Capital Of The World

A Polar Bear Statue in Churchill, Manitoba (Author: Hey Renee/Wikimedia Commons, PD)

Under normal circumstances Churchill, Manitoba should be a quiet little town with nothing sensational going on. For most of the year, life goes on pretty quietly and there are very few strangers in town. In fact, you can’t even get there by road!

However, come September then begins an annual event that lasts for some months and has placed this town solidly on the map: it’s the gathering of the Polar Bears.

The bears begin to swim ashore from mid-July, and their numbers increase dramatically by

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Yosemite Bears are becoming smarter due to the past mistakes of humans in the park.

American Black bear in Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Bears

An American Black Bear, Yosemite National Park, USA.

Since Yosemite National Park first opened in 1890, people have been fascinated with the Black Bears that roam the land scavenging for food.

At first, the bears could easily find food in the trash cans and dumpsters the park used. In 1923, the park officials realized people were highly interested in observing these bears and they began intentionally leaving trash in certain areas of the park.

Once these “feeding areas” opened, people felt more comfortable with trying to feed the bears themselves. No one realized the problem this would cause.

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