Black Bears


Wed June 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Black Bear Roams In D.C., Days After Red Panda's Jaunt

A black bear was captured in northwest Washington, D.C., Wednesday, two days after Rusty the red panda escaped from the National Zoo into a nearby area.

First there was Rusty, the red panda. Now there are reports that a bear was captured after roaming around in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prompting (mostly unserious) concerns of a possible siege on the nation's capital.

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Fri June 14, 2013
Around the Nation

Maine College Students Take On A Bear Of A Study

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 4:49 am



In Maine, the state's effort to keep tabs on its black bear population is getting some help from a group of college kids. The program has undergraduate students capturing bears, running tests on them, and attaching tracking devices before releasing them back into the wild.

Maine Public Radio's Jay Field went along on a recent expedition into the woods.

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Mon May 20, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Look Inside A Grizzly Bear's Mouth

That's a grizzly bear about to try to swallow a camera.
Brad Josephs


Sat April 27, 2013

6 Ways To Bear-Proof Your Home

Is your house bear proofed?
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Fri October 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Coyotes In The City: Could Urban Bears Be Next?

A coyote takes a ride on a light rail train in Portland, Ore., back in 2002. The wild canines are becoming more and more comfortable living in cities.
Dennis Maxwell AP

Meet the new urbanites: They have long, furry muzzles, piercing, yellow eyes and are very, very wily.

They're coyotes.

Until recently, scientists who study wildlife thought coyotes couldn't live in heavily populated areas. Wild carnivorous animals and humans don't typically mix.

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