Bizarre Bear Behavior in Northern California Linked to Brain Disease, Source UnknownThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife started studying overly-friendly bears in 2014. Necropsies showed the animals had encephalitis but there’s no telling yet how they’re getting it.
Rescue Team Drags Bear Injured in Bear Fire Up Rough Terrain to SafetyA small team of state biologists and local law officers hauled a 350-pound black bear injured in the Bear Fire in Butte County across rough terrain to safety.
Does a Bear Sow Seeds in the Woods? In Alaska, Shoot YeahResearch shows that brown and black bears are primary distributors of small fruit seeds in southeast Alaska, spreading the seeds through their excrement.
4 Black Bears Settle Into Comfy New Digs at Oakland ZooFour black bears are enjoying a new lease on life in custom-made quarters at the Oakland Zoo.
Modern Twist On The Three Bears Fairy Tale The fairy tale 'The Three Bears' has taken on a whole new meaning for Placer County Deputy Don Nevins.
Relocated Black Bear Family Beats The Heat At Oakland Zoo It was only a month ago that a female black bear was slated to be euthanized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after she injured a home owner with a swat from her paw after breaking into a Kern County house.
Bear-Proof Garbage Bin Loans Available at South Lake TahoeA waste management authority in South Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins.
Nevada Biologist Sues Lake Tahoe Bear Activists For DefamationA Nevada biologist is suing bear-protection advocates at Lake Tahoe he accuses of harassing and threatening him through a social media campaign portraying him as a bear murderer.
Tahoe Wildlife Caretakers Raise 3 Bear Cubs Orphaned In YosemiteThe 5-month-old cubs, weighing less than 10 pounds each, are being cared for at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. Their mother was killed on the Fourth of July.
3rd 'Born Bad' Bear From Same Litter Euthanized At Lake Tahoe Highlights Biology DebateLast week, Nevada wildlife officials were forced to euthanize a young problem bear at Lake Tahoe -- the third offspring killed from the same litter born to the mama bear.
To Abate Bears, Truckee Hikes Fines On Negligent Garbage DisposalThe town of Truckee has adopted new rules designed to prevent careless handling of trash and the critters that come with it.
2 Orphaned Bear Cubs Returned To Wild Near TahoeA pair of black bears orphaned as cubs last summer in the foothills near Reno have been returned to the wild atop the Sierra Nevada.
Bear Attack Prompts Warning For Sierra Residents, CampersDepartment of Fish and Game officials are warning campers that this is also a time when bears appear out of hibernation.