It’s a girl! Berlin zoo’s baby polar bear has 1st checkup

Europe 02/15/19, 04:39

Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl."Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from mother Tonja for the first time to conduct a medical checkup, during which they also determined the cub's sex.The zoo said Friday that the as ...

PHOTOS: Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos

World 02/15/19, 02:09

Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction.They succeeded last year in creating hybrid embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino, ...

Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

World 02/12/19, 17:29

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area.It's not the first time that polar bears have come to Novaya Zemlya, but their numbers this time are ...

Beaver bourbon, runaway peacocks: A wild 2018 in New England

U.S. 12/27/18, 05:53

Things got a little wild in New England in 2018 — as in actual animals weaseling their way into the headlines.A Vermont family's pet peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys. A black bear trashed a car in Connecticut after locking itself inside. Beavers flavored bourbon at a distillery ...

Mojave Desert land purchase to protect ‘teddy bear’ cactus

California 12/26/18, 19:05

A parcel of land that is prime habitat for the so-called teddy bear cactus has been purchased for a Mojave Desert conservation organization.An anonymous donor bought the 599 acres (242 hectares) of Southern California land for $140,000 and deeded it to the Mojave Desert Land Trust, The Desert Sun newspaper ...

Hunters, activists want bear plan they can bare

Enviroment 12/26/18, 11:40

The state with most black bears on the East Coast might change the way it manages its growing population of the animals, and hunters and environmentalists alike are keeping a watchful eye to see if there's trouble brewing for bruins.Maine is home to more than 35,000 of the bears, up ...

Ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunt plans appealed by US

U.S. 12/21/18, 14:35

U.S. government attorneys filed notice Friday that they are appealing a court ruling that restored protections for grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies and blocked plans to hold the first public hunts for the animals in decades.The legal move challenges a September ruling from U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in ...

Philadelphia Zoo has new bear, and news about baby bear

U.S. 12/20/18, 17:01

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new bear and some baby bear news. A 16-year-old Andean bear named Joaquin made his debut on Thursday. Officials also announced 6-year-old sloth bear Kayla is pregnant with a cub and is due in the next few weeks. Joaquin arrived recently from the Good Zoo in Oglebay, ...

Study finds robust polar bear population in sea near Alaska

U.S. 11/15/18, 19:42

The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere.Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and federal researchers estimate a robust and ...

Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 12:59

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 08:31

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

UK police hunt shoplifter who looks like David Schwimmer

Europe 10/25/18, 05:26

British police are hunting a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends."Facebook users noticed the similarity when police posted surveillance-camera footage of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool, northwest England.The actor ...

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

U.S. 10/15/18, 15:47

A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday.The mauling of Bob Legasa, 57, in the Gallatin National Forest on ...

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

U.S. 10/15/18, 10:17

A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears.Court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between animal rights activist Carolyn Stark ...

Bear cub with bucket on its head rescued after 3 days

U.S. 10/14/18, 18:00

Wildlife officials in Maryland tracked a black bear cub for three days in order to tranquilize it and remove a bucket that had gotten stuck on its head.The Cumberland Times-News reported Sunday the 100-pound cub was freed near the Wisp Resort in McHenry during an annual autumn festival.The Wildlife and ...

Halloween arrives early for inhabitants of Detroit Zoo

U.S. 10/10/18, 15:16

Halloween has arrived ahead of schedule at the Detroit Zoo, where inhabitants are enjoying some frightfully good fare.Animal care staff at the zoo in suburban Royal Oak on Wednesday provided special seasonal munchies to anteaters, great apes, grizzly bears, penguins and vultures, among others.A Macaroni Penguin looks over a fish ...

Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for species law changes

U.S. 09/26/18, 11:17

A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed.The ruling restored protections for more than 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. It will likely force federal ...

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

U.S. 09/24/18, 19:46

A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to 23 ...

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