No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears photo series by Patty Waymire

Patty Waymire Alaska Polar Bears No Snow No Ice-1
A solitary bear sits on the edge of one of the Barter Islands. There is no snow, when at this time of year, there should be. In speaking with the locals in Kaktovic, they've noted that it's been an unseasonably warm winter, and that the ice will be late in forming this year. This will have an impact on the local polar bear population, when it comes time to hunt seals for their food in the winter months... This photo has been selected by National Geographic to be a part of the photo exhibit in ...  View More
January 7, 2017 Jason

Wrangel Island Polar bear cub has a tin can trapped in its mouth for 2 weeks

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The case highlights the threat to wild animals from human's garbage. A shocking picture of a polar bear with a condensed milk tin can wedged on its tongue has emerged from one of the world's most remote islands. Ironically, the bear was scavenging in rubbish left by a group that went to Wrangel Island, a remote Arctic island, to clean up debris polluting its pristine environment. The cub was walking around with its mother for up to 2 weeks with the tin can attached to its mouth, wildlife rangers ...  View More
November 21, 2016 Jason

Video: Bears using trees to scratch their backs – Planet earth II

The BBC "Planet Earth II" documentary included bears scratching their backs on trees. It looked like they were dancing Jungle Book-style. Amusingly, the producers soundtracked the spectacle with Jungle Boogie. The Planet Earth team introduce the clip by saying: "We set up remote cameras in the Canadian Rockies hoping to film grizzly bears. We got more than we bargained for...".  View More
November 15, 2016 Tiffany

In 1883, Frank Devereaux had a fight with a bear. They both died.

The Abilene reflector - September 20, 1883: "The body of Frank Devereaux was recently found in the woods eight miles from Cheboygan, Mich. The surroundings showed that he was killed in a bear fight, which resulted fatally for both, as the animal's body was found near that of the dead man. The body was terribly cut up in the contest, and the ground torn for a space of twenty feet, showing that the struggle had been a fearful one."  View More
October 27, 2016 Joshua

The bear on California’s state flag was modeled after a real California grizzly named “Monarch”

The California grizzly is one of the state’s most visible and enduring symbols, adorning both the state flag and seal. The Bear Flag first flew in 1846 as a symbol of the short-lived California Republic. The bear symbol became a permanent part of the state seal in 1849. The California Grizzly was designated the official state animal in 1953. The bear is celebrated in name and as mascot of the sports teams of the University of California, Berkeley (the California Golden Bears), and of the UC, ...  View More
September 21, 2016 Megan