Grizzly Bears: Behemoths of the North

Grizzly bears are a confusing, awe inspiring species that plug their butts during hibernation. You asked for it.

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Grizzlies and polar bears are crossbreeding because of climate change, creating a new hybrid species

Climate change is blamed for many things these days, but one of the weirder consequences of a warming Earth is an increased number of incidents when grizzlies get jiggy with polar bears. Yep. If you go down to the woods today you really won’t believe your eyes. Officially, the result of such mixed-species mating shenanigans … Continued

Exploring what happens when you make an animal 'un-endangered' again 

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is recommending that Yellowstone National Park’s iconic grizzly bear population be delisted as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. And just last year another classic American bear, the Louisiana black bear— inspiration behind the world famous teddy bear— underwent the same process. There’s been public outcry over … Continued

Bear cubs learn to fish

In the ursine life, teaching the young cubs how to fish is a task for mom. However, not every bear becomes quite the skilled fishermen.

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Here be spirit bears

As if there weren’t already enough reasons to visit Canada’s breathtaking west coast, did you know that the region boasts the world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest, the legendary home of the Spirit Bear. British Columbia’s entire coastline is lined by old-growth rainforest, but in roughly the middle of the province, a special stretch some … Continued

Yellowstone's grizzly bear breeding population has expanded fourfold, new study reports

Forty years ago, when grizzly bears gained protection under the Endangered Species Act, they were in serious trouble. In the lower 48 states the bear held just two percent of its former range, with only 800 to 1000 individuals persisting in five or six holdout communities. The most southernmost and isolated of these populations was the bears … Continued