Bears

Giant pandas get to celebrate New Year’s too

Giant pandas around the globe are welcoming the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on January 28 this year. The Wolong Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan Province bought toys for the giant pandas at its “panda kindergartens” as New Year gifts. Born in July 2014, the …

Giant Pandas

Red Panda Cub Gets a Helping Hand at Taronga Zoo

A Red Panda cub is making a remarkable recovery at Taronga Zoo with the help of a surrogate mom and a cuddly soft toy.The two-month-old female cub, …

Giant Pandas

Best photos of the day: Wushu and giant pandas

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including the avalanche rescue operation in an Italian ski resort, Epiphany and an anti-Trump rally

Giant Pandas

Red and giant pandas share similarities at the gene level, too

Some of the genes identified seem to be involved in bamboo digestion.<p>Bats and birds both have wings, even though they didn’t evolve from a common …

Giant Pandas

Ice-Cold Art: The Polar Bear Photographer

Norbert Rosing lies in wait in icy temperatures. That lets him capture very special photographs of polar bears and other Arctic animals. A new photo volume documents his work.

Polar Bears

The polar bear in the room

Got an unconventional space? Fill it with this unconventional sculpture and spare the taxidermist<p>Have a spare $150,000 lying around and an awkward empty space in your living room? No, two awkward empty spaces? No, two awkward-but-differently-sized-and-vaguely-bear-shaped empty spaces? Worry no …

Polar Bears

Officials Unveil a Draft Plan to Restore Grizzly Bears to Washington

Daily Dispatches from the Sporting World<p>Federal officials recently released a draft plan to restore endangered grizzly bears to 9,800 square miles …

National Parks

Betsy DeVos: School might need guns to stop grizzly bears

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary thinks some K-12 schools may decide they need a gun on campus — to protect themselves …

Fact Checking

Maine to face competitive 2017 schedule

(STATS) – Maine coach Joe Harasymiak’s second season in 2017 will include a pair of games against FBS opponents.<p>Highlights of the Black Bears’ …

Football (U.S.)

Which Animals Pose The Greatest Threat ToOur Nation's Schools?

The reason for the question in the headline is, of course, Betsy DeVos’ comments in a Senate confirmation hearing in which she referenced concerns about “potential grizzlies” as sufficient to warrant guns in schools. Or at least in Wyoming schools. Which Wyoming apparently doesn’t want. That …

Polar Bears

Betsy DeVos says schools might need guns to stop 'potential grizzlies'

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary told lawmakers at her confirmation hearing that guns might have a place in schools due to the threat from grizzly bears.<p>Billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos faced tough questions during Tuesday's session, refused to rule out removing …

Guns

‘Jesus Christ. Grizzly bears?’: Internet loses it as DeVos pushes guns in schools to stop grizzly attacks

Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Education had a particularly rough hearing on Tuesday, taking a battering from Minnesota Senator Al …

Guns

Trump's Education Secretary Pick On Guns In Schools: "What About Grizzly Bears?"

Betsy DeVos, a galactically rich and galactically evil anti-public school, anti-gay rights donor appointed by Donald Trump to be our country’s next …

Starving Bears Beg Visitors For Food At 'Horrific' Zoo

A recent video shows what appears to be a group of starving bears at a zoo in Indonesia — and according to one welfare group, they've been like that …

Wildlife

Genetic comparison of giant and red pandas offers clues about convergence

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has conducted a comparison of the genomes of giant and red pandas and has found …

Giant Pandas

Trump education nominee wonders if guns needed in schools in case of grizzly bears

School has really changed. At the Tuesday night—and now we know why this one wasn’t in prime time—senate hearing for popular vote loser Donald …

Secretary of Education

Polar bears make 'unusual' overnight stay in Longyearbyen

“We had hoped that they would continue out of Longyearbyen and along the waterfront, but they remained in Longyearbyen during the night. We tend not …

Polar Bears

In pictures: Savage stand-off caught on camera as giant grizzly bear takes on pack of wolves

This is the incredible moment a 595lb Grizzly bear took on an entire pack of wolves to steal their dinner.<p>The amazing images, taken by British …

Grizzly Bear

Winter Wildlife Wonderland

I’ve been taking photos in the Skopje zoo for many years. But this winter in our city is very cold and its -20 C. So i was very curious to see how …

Giant Pandas

Looking at Bear Attacks on People and Why They Occur

Springtime is the time of year in the United States that many states put out black bear advisories because this is when temperatures warm up and bear …

Wildlife

How the panda’s ‘thumb’ evolved twice

Two species of distantly related panda may have adapted to a bamboo-centric diet in similar genetic ways.<p>Giant pandas and the distantly related red …

Giant Pandas

This baby panda takes better selfies than you

Meet the Instapanda.<p>With an adorable head tilt and even a gently guiding paw, a giant panda cub gives one lucky tourist the selfie of a lifetime at a …

Bear Cubs

It's a boy! Polar bear born in Berlin gets first check-up

BERLIN (Reuters) - A polar bear cub born at Berlin's Tierpark zoo two months ago is a male, the park said on Friday.<p>The cub was born on Nov. 3, but staff at the zoo were only able to separate it from its mother, Tonja, to carry out its first examination on Thursday, after spending weeks gradually …

Polar Bears

Watch the picnic basket: Bear sightings surge in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Keep an eye on the picnic basket. Bear sightings are surging across Connecticut.<p>The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says there were about 6,700 black bear sightings in 2016, a 49 percent increase over the previous year. Compare that to only about 450 …

Wildlife

Picture-perfect panda poses for selfies

BTW<p>Few animals capture such universal “awww”s as pandas, those giant bears native to China. Combine that fascination with our global penchant for …

Giant Pandas

The Guardians | Final Trailer

Like your superheroes a little crazy? How about a grizzly bear/man hybrid with a HUGE gun!<p>Here at The Unheard Nerd, we’ve been championing this film …

Grizzly Bear

Alaska sues federal agencies over hunting prohibitions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The state of Alaska on Friday sued two federal agencies to overturn a ban on certain hunting techniques on national refuges …

Alaska

These Panda Selfies Are The Opposite Of Cute

Panda selfies just surfaced from a massive panda breeding center in China, sparking a flurry of "awws" on one side and raised eyebrows on the …

Giant Pandas

OMG You Can Party With Bears This Weekend At Austin Zoo!

Three of Austin Zoo's furriest residents will be celebrating their third birthday together, and you're invited to join in on the fun and …

Wildlife