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Dozens of black bears killed so far in New Jersey hunt

Oct. 17, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 171 bears so far during New Jersey's latest black bear hunt. The state's Division of Fish & Wildlife says 19 bruins were culled Wednesday. That came after 58 were killed on Tuesday and 94 were harvested on Monday, the hunt's opening day. The hunt is restricted...

Grizzly cubs killed on Montana railroad tracks, deaths mount

Oct. 17, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Two grizzly bear cubs have been killed on railroad tracks in northwestern Montana, driving the number of bear deaths toward last year's record level for the region. State wildlife officials say the two cubs, one female and the other of unknown sex, were found along the tracks near...

Kayakers find partially fossilized bear skull in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Two sisters have found a partially fossilized bear skull while kayaking the Arkansas River in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks said in a news release that sisters Ashley and Erin Watt made the discovery in August after flooding apparently dislodged the...

Dozens of black bears killed so far in New Jersey hunt

Oct. 16, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 152 bears so far during New Jersey's latest black bear hunt. The state's Division of Fish & Wildlife says 58 bruins were culled on Tuesday, a day after 94 were killed on the hunt's opening day. The hunt is restricted to five zones, as Gov. Phil Murphy has again...

Pack of handsome wild dogs debuts at Bronx Zoo

Oct. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York's Bronx Zoo. The foxlike wild dogs — called dholes (dohlz) — were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2016. The trio, named Roan, Apollo and Kito, have brownish-red coats dappled with white markings, and bushy...

94 black bears killed on first day of New Jersey's hunt

Oct. 15, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters killed 94 bears on the first day of New Jersey's six-day bear hunt. There were 42 bruins killed during opening day in 2018. Numbers provided by the Division of Fish & Wildlife did not break down the zones where the bears were harvested on Monday. The hunt is restricted to...

Alaska Zoo's ailing polar bear dies; Lyutyik was 19

Oct. 14, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A polar bear at the Alaska Zoo has died. Officials announced on the zoo website Monday that 19-year-old Lyutyik (LOO-tee-ik) died Sunday. The beloved animal was generally referred to as Lyu (LOO) or Louie. He was part of the zoo since 2006. Zoo officials last week said the bear two...

Florida black bears on the move, preparing for winter

Oct. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Black bears are on the move in Southwest Florida, roaming the land in search of high-calorie vittles to pack on the pounds for the coming winter months. The News-Press reports the fall is generally when bear activity ramps up in Florida. The state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

6 grizzly bears killed in single week in northwest Montana

Oct. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Early snowstorms in northwest Montana have contributed to the deaths of five grizzly bears in one week on the Rocky Mountain Front. The Missoulian reports that a sixth grizzly was put down east of Rogers Pass for killing cattle, pushing the one-week death toll to six and the...

Alaska residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island

Oct. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska residents were warned to be aware of Kodiak bears after multiple sightings and encounters were reported near residential areas, wildlife authorities said. Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed at least three bears could be recognized as frequent visitors to areas inside Kodiak...