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Grin and bear it: Berlin panda gets CT scan for kidney exam

Nov. 12, 2019 9:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin zoo says a giant panda whose twin cubs have captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after veterinarians discovered one of his kidneys was smaller than the other. The zoo said Tuesday that 9-year-old Jiao Qing was examined last week by experts at the city's Leibniz...

North Carolina man, dog bitten during fight with mama bear

Nov. 6, 2019 9:50 AM EST

SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina wildlife official says a man and his dog were bitten by a black bear that was trying to defend her cub. State Wildlife Resources Commission officer Jared Thompson told the Asheville Citizen Times a homeowner's Great Dane got into a fight with the mama bear Saturday...

Grizzly bear that attacked biologist last year is relocated

Oct. 29, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LIBBY, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear that attacked a wildlife biologist last year was recently trapped and relocated in Montana. Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional spokesman Dillon Tabish told The Western News the bear was eligible to be relocated because this was the first time it had gone after food in a...

Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

Oct. 26, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the demise of America's polar bears. The Department of the Interior hopes to conduct a lease sale in the Arctic...

Bear attacks trainer at Russian circus show

Oct. 25, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials have opened a criminal investigation after a circus bear attacked and injured its trainer during a performance in northern Russia. Video of the Thursday attack in Olonets, a town 180 kilometers (110 miles) northeast of St. Petersburg, shows the bear pushing a wheelbarrow while...

Berlin zoo's panda cubs take 1st glimpse of the world

Oct. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin zoo says two panda cubs born in August have opened their eyes to the world for the first time this week. Zoo Berlin on Friday released pictures of the two cubs cautiously peering at the camera, six weeks after their birth. Zoo director Andreas Knieriem said the twins — the...

Kayakers find partially fossilized bear skull in Kansas

Oct. 18, 2019 12:31 PM 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 Ashley and Erin Watt made the discovery in August after flooding apparently dislodged the skull. They...

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...

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...

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...