Celebrate World Bear Day!
The joy and concern we feel on World Bear Day perfectly represents our complicated—and sometimes contradictory—feelings about these massive mammals.
The True Story of Grizzly Adams
In order to invent a legendary hero of the Wild West, John Adams shook himself free from his life as shoemaker in Massachusetts.
Are Polar Bears Altruistic or Just Bad At Math?
Polar bear mothers are known to adopt and raise cubs from non-related litters. Why do they make a multi-year commitment to do it?
The Scientist Who Wanted Grizzly Bears Eliminated
In the late 1960s, two highly visible deaths from grizzly bear attacks led to a debate about whether humans and bears could coexist.
Climate Change and the Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration has moved to significantly weaken the ESA, limiting consideration of climate change when identifying species as endangered.
It’s a Yeti! It’s an Abominable Snowman! It’s a… Bear?
A group of scientists from Buffalo tried to definitively prove whether or not the Yeti exists, examining DNA from a variety of hair and tooth samples.
Animal Attack? Odds Are, It’s Your Fault
Wild animal attacks on people are rare, but when they happen, human actions are frequently responsible.
Drones Stress Out Bears, Too
The effects of drones and planes on animal stress.
The Mysteries of Hibernation
Bears in hibernation have a lot of physiological issues to solve.