Bears

great-bear

THE LARGEST KNOWN BEAR, ARCTOTHERIUM ANGUSTIDENS, FROM THE EARLY PLEISTOCENE PAMPEAN REGION OF ARGENTINA: WITH A DISCUSSION OF SIZE AND DIET TRENDS IN BEARS

This Bear Cam might be the most riveting thing you’ll watch all summer   …  The cameras are streaming 24/7 … and are in multiple locations….

 

Pedals, the Walking Bear (a.k.a. Bigfoot)   …   The male American black bear, whose injured front legs prevent him from walking on all fours, has been spotted again….

 

Living with Bears (Linda Masterson)   …   Steve Herrero is the world’s leading expert on bear attacks.  According to his most recent calculations, there are approximately 900,000 black bears in North America.  Every year people have millions of interactions with black bears.  Yet between 1900 and the summer of 2005 records reveal just fifty-seven people in North America were killed by black bears. (p.212)

 

Mother brown bears protect cubs with human shields   …   When the researchers examined where the successful mothers lived during the mating season, they found that they stayed close to human settlements, at a median distance of 783 meters….

 

Living in Bear Country    …   Cook at least 100 feet (30m) away from camp, downwind. Do not cook near your camp, cook smelly foods, sleep in clothes with food odors, or bring any food or lotions into your tent.

Kodiak Bear Fact Sheet

  • Kodiak bears are the largest bears in the world.
  • Researchers from NASA and the medical professions are very interested in denning physiology. They are trying to figure out how bears can sleep for up to 8 months without eating, drinking, urinating or defecating, yet when they awaken they have lost little bone mass or muscle tone and have no signs of uremia. Understanding this could help astronauts during extended space flights or patients who are bedridden.

 

Bears in the Mountain National Parks   …   Today, the prairie population of grizzly bears is locally extinct (extirpated) in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It was extinguished through human intolerance, market hunting, rapid conversion of habitat to agricultural fields, and loss of key prey (buffalo).

 

The Bear (Galway Kinnell, 1927 – 2014)   …   A brief tale of hunting the great bear.

 

COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos in Canada

 

Buddy Bears are a series of painted, life-size fibreglass bear sculptures originally developed in Berlin, Germany. …

…The United Buddy Bears … are primarily about their message – a message of peace, international understanding and tolerance among the nations, cultures and religions of this world.

God’s Own Drunk (Jimmy Buffet)   …   The wild tale of an encounter with Buddy Bear.

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