Latest Bears News

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

Dec. 9, 2019 6:53 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to a court settlement approved Monday. The review must be...

South Carolina law lax on regulating foreign animals

Dec. 9, 2019 8:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mobs of kangaroos can roam largely unrestricted in Wisconsin, West Virginia and South Carolina, where state laws don't regulate ownership of the creatures. Other states have taken a harder stance on the chaotic marsupials and either require permits or ban ownership outright, The...

Berlin zoo reveals names, gender of their 2 panda twin cubs

Dec. 9, 2019 6:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin Zoo's giant panda twins finally have names: Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan — desired dream and fulfilled dream. According to Chinese tradition, the two cubs were given their names on Monday, 100 days after they were born in the German capital. Their gender was also revealed: the two...

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...

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...

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...

Twice as cute: Berlin zoo releases new photos of panda twins

Nov. 28, 2019 5:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin’s main zoo has released new photos of twin panda cubs born this summer, saying the two are developing well. The zoo said Thursday that the two cubs each now weigh about 5 kilograms (11 pounds) — quite an increase from their 186 gram (6.56 ounce) and 136 gram (4.8 ounce)...

The search is on for a red panda that escaped a French zoo

Nov. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A search is on for a red panda that broke out of a zoo in the Rhone region of southeastern France. Officials at the Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo said the endangered animal was last seen 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the park by a surprised motorist. The park said the panda escaped last Friday by...