Fury as mother bear dies after capture in Italian Alps
One of the handful of brown bears living in the Italian Alps has died after being tranquilised for capture in an operation ordered after she mauled a mushroom hunter.
New insights into the evolutionary history of bears
According to researchers of the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Goethe University Frankfurt and the U.S. Wildlife Service several bear species that today only occur in America or in ...
Limited connectivity among brown bear populations in Northern Europe
In a recent study, researchers have collected and analyzed brown bear samples from across Northern Europe. The estimation of gene flow points to a connectivity of the bears between Southern Finland and Western ...
Polar bear genome reveals rapid adaptation to fatty diet
A comparison of the genomes of polar bears and brown bears reveals that the polar bear is a much younger species than previously believed, having diverged from brown bears less than 500,000 years ago.
A European bear's point of view, finally on film
They love their larvae, snore like troopers when they sleep on their sides and, for reasons unknown, get a kick out of pushing over the trunks of dead trees.
Study yields 'Genghis Khan' of brown bears, and brown and polar bear evolution
Male bears are seemingly always on the prowl, roaming much greater distances than females, particularly for mating. For bear evolution, studying the paternally inherited Y chromosome is therefore a rich source to trace both ...
How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in their genes
(Phys.org) —In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm.
Albania bans hunting to save endangered animals
Albania said Tuesday it will ban all hunting for two years to protect animals threatened with extinction.
Polar bear diet changes as sea ice melts
A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources. As Arctic sea ice melts ...
DNA links mysterious Yeti to ancient polar bear (Update 3)
A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman—the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks it's a bear.
Ancient European bear had unusually large penis bone
Europe's bison, beavers and bears bounce back
Several European animal and bird species driven to near extinction by humans have made a dramatic comeback in the past 50 years thanks to conservation efforts, a report said Thursday.
European law could be unbearable for Croatia's brown bears
Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July and conservation scientists fear that the EU's rules could cause problems for its brown bear population.
Smart bear phone: Information on brown bears available on mobile phones in the future
Bears have captured our imagination throughout centuries. Ancient Finnish and Lappish myths and legends are probably one reason why these powerful animals are still held in great respect today and referred to as the King ...