New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

U.S. 06/14/19, 16:20

The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam.A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve has replaced a river-level bridge that was often closed to human ...

Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zoo

Europe 05/20/19, 10:10

A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo.Yuan Yuan arrived in Vienna last month and has spent the last few weeks in quarantine. He was chosen as a partner for Yang ...

Update: Lawmaker pans tribes’ push to protect bears

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:01

The Latest on a proposal to give grizzly bears permanent protections regardless of their population size (all times local):2:00 p.m.A Republican lawmaker says a push to permanently protect U.S. grizzly bears because they are considered sacred among Native Americans would ...

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Politics 05/15/19, 12:13

Native American groups are pressing lawmakers in Congress to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming and Idaho. Tribal representatives were due Wednesday before a House subcommittee ...

National monument advisory panel new flashpoint in debate

Politics 04/24/19, 13:56

A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul ...

Russia’s stray polar bear taken back to the wild

Europe 04/23/19, 09:59

A polar bear which was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home.The exhausted-looking animal apparently traveled on an ice floe from the remote, sparsely populated Chukotka ...

Danish queen to open new zoo enclosure for Chinese pandas

Europe 04/10/19, 03:06

Denmark's Queen Margrethe is opening a new enclosure at Copenhagen zoo for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of pandas on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy."The Chinese Ambassador to Denmark, Deng ...

Berlin zoo unveils name of latest polar bear cub

Europe 04/02/19, 04:31

It's Hertha.Berlin's Tierpark zoo has unveiled the much-anticipated name of its new star attraction, a four-month-old polar bear cub.Hertha, born on Dec. 1, is named after the German capital's eponymous top league soccer club, which is sponsoring the animal.The polar ...

Arizona repository houses dead animals for use by tribes

U.S. 04/01/19, 02:16

Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state's wildlife agency. A recently launched program allows Arizona's nearly two dozen tribes to make ...

Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub

Europe 03/15/19, 06:59

The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity.The bear, who hasn't been named, was born Dec. 1 and the ...

Maine bear cub that was abandoned is doing well

U.S. 02/28/19, 17:17

A Maine wildlife biologist said one of three bear cubs that nearly froze to death is doing well after being placed with a surrogate den.The Bangor Daily News documented Randy Cross as he checked on the cub Wednesday. He easily ...

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