In Nevada, a young female bear was recently captured and then euthanized in the interest of public safety, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). This marks the second Nevada bear killing in just a week - an unprecedented record that hints how local bear populations may be learning some bad habits.
Researchers studied North American bears over the course of a couple months, while flying drones overhead to see how bears would respond.
Conservationists and wildlife biologists alike are bound to be disappointed. A new study has determined that 'walking hibernation' - a fabled adaptation that could help some bear species survive in unwelcoming environments - just isn't possible for polar bears. As a result, there is even less faith that these critically endangered creatures will ever survive a warming world.
A wandering polar bear attacked a Czech tourist in a tent on an Arctic island off Norway on Thursday, on the eve of a total solar eclipse, and while the victim luckily only sustained minor injuries, the bear was not so fortunate.
Populations of yellow rabbitbrush, a plant species unique to Rocky Mountain meadows, is dying, but fear not, for ant-eating black bears are to the rescue.
Plants, ants, and bears, oh my! It seems that these three organisms are in an interesting war of influence, so to speak, in Colorado meadows. A war that researchers are calling a prime example of the largely unconsidered roles that top predators play in ecosystems.
Although sightings of bears, mountain lions and wolves are relatively rare in Illinois, the three are now protected species under state law.