Esbern Arrives

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The Postman delivered a parcel today. It wasn’t just an ordinary parcel but a rather large parcel with “Fragile” tape around the edges. Razzi was immediately excited; this could be his long lost cousin. We both frantically opened the parcel to reveal a box within. It was a rather big box which had us thinking that this might not be the Bear we thought it was. As soon as it was opened out climbed a rather hunky looking Bear…

Some Bears Are Not Fierce And Frightening

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Ablack bear got more than it bargained for after straying into a family garden in the US state of New Jersey. The unwelcomed intruder was forced up a tree – twice – by the family pet, a tabby cat called Jack. The terrified bear was only able to make its escape when owner Donna Dickey called the hissing cat into the house.

Esbern Is Saved

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In the past, K8Monster has tried to sabotage our efforts to rescue unwanted and unloved bears from eBay. At first we let her purchase some of the Renault’s but once we saw the inhumane way in which her Bears were cared for we decided enough was enough. Not only did she not feed her Bears Jammy Toast, but she allowed her children to dress the Bears up in nappies and treat them like dolls. She failed to realise that Renault Bears are very proud and dignified animals and not on this earth for the amusement of children.

The Brothers At Home

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The Brothers have finally arrived home after their prolonged stay at the Royal Mail sorting office – nameless! They arrived in a black bin bag cellotaped tightly and are refusing to come out of the bag until we can come up with a name suitable for such celebrity Bears. Furthermore, because they are brothers and wish to stay close, they are demanding matching names. Names that go together like cheese and wine. Names that will forever show they are indeed related.

Global Warming: The Bear Facts

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With global warming melting the ice in the Arctic there is more and more chance of Polar Bears coming into contact with land based Grizzly Bears and breeding, producing hybrids known as ‘Grolar Bears’. Biologist Dr George Divoky, who has worked in the Arctic region for over three decades, said: “One of the real things that is happening is that Grizzlies are moving north, at the same time that Polar Bears are forced to be on the beach and we have found a number of Grizzly Bear Polar Bear hybrids. Essentially that could mean that it would save the polar bear genes in the grizzly population.”

Another Bear Hero: Vitaly Nikolayenko

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Vitaly Nikolayenko was a Russian natural scientist and photographer notable for his extensive research into Russian bears. He spent 33 years living with the Brown Bears native to the Kamchatka peninsula. He was found dead in December 2003 at the Kronotsky state reserve situated 110 miles north of Petropavlovsk. Authorities concluded that the cause of death was an apparent bear mauling.