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Brainerd man charged after killing bear in Red Lake

Dec. 6, 2019 7:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brainerd man was charged Friday with federal misdemeanor counts of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian lands after he allegedly shot and killed a bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, sawed off the bear's head, and left most of the carcass behind. The U.S. Attorney's...

Bears are rarely seen in Delaware. This one caused an uproar

Dec. 5, 2019 6:05 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A bear has caused an uproar after running through the streets of Wilmington, Delaware. The News Journal reports that police spent part of Thursday morning trying to catch the animal while bystanders rushed to get a look. Some residents were told to shelter in place. But by 11:15...

Court won't delay removal of animals from roadside zoo

Dec. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request to delay the removal of bears, mountain lions and hundreds of other animals from an eastern Iowa roadside zoo. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the court denied a request from zoo owners Pam and Tom Sellner to delay removal of...

Multiple bear sightings reported in northern Delaware

Dec. 4, 2019 10:02 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say they've been receiving reports of bear sightings in the northern part of the state. The News Journal reported that three sightings were reported in North Wilmington on Wednesday morning. Two were on I-95. The sightings in Delaware follow multiple...

10 grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Dec. 2, 2019 9:44 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north of Denver, in late November. After an adjustment period, sanctuary officials plan to move the...

10 grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Dec. 1, 2019 11:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north of Denver, in late November. After an adjustment period, sanctuary officials plan to move the...

Ohio zoo celebrates polar bear birth, monitors cub’s care

Nov. 30, 2019 8:44 AM EST

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo is celebrating the birth of a polar bear cub. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the cub was born early Thursday morning to 13-year-old Aurora. The zoo says polar bear newborns have a low survival rate in their early weeks. Employees are monitoring the cub’s care...

Maine’s big fall hunting seasons ending for the year

Nov. 30, 2019 8:36 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s fall hunting seasons for deer, bear and moose are all coming to an end for the year. Saturday is the last day of the year for the firearms season for deer, the general hunting season for bear and the moose hunt. The wild turkey season, which is the other member of the...

Bear stuck in tree above tiger cage climbs down after 5 days

Nov. 28, 2019 2:00 PM EST

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — For five days, workers at a Florida wildlife facility watched anxiously as a bear remained stuck in a tree, hanging precariously over a tiger enclosure. A caretaker at Florida C.A.R.E. Foundation first discovered the 50-pound (23-kilogram) bear Saturday. The bear appeared to be...

Bear blamed for car damages in Alaska airport parking lot

Nov. 28, 2019 11:00 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to one car, officials said. The vandalism occurred at the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, The...