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 to a village on Kamchatka, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) ...

Polar bear gets lost in Russia, hundreds of miles from home

Europe 04/17/19, 14:09

Residents of a village in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula have been stunned by the sight of a polar bear prowling for food — hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat.Russian media reported Wednesday that the animal, which looks exhausted, has somehow ended up in the village Tilichiki on ...

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 bear cub Hertha plays with a ball of soccer club ...

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 zoo says she's developing well.She was allowed to venture out ...

Berlin’s polar bear cub growing fast, public debut soon

Europe 02/26/19, 07:21

Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its polar bear cub is almost ready to be introduced to visitors.The zoo on Tuesday released new photos of the as-yet-unnamed female cub and her mother, Tonja. The bear was born Dec. 1 and weighed 8.5 kilograms (18.7 pounds) by the time of her first medical ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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