Wolves Helping Bears?

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The return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park could be leading to an improvement in the diet of the park’s grizzly bears. When the wolves were eradicated from Yellowstone in the early 20th Century, the elk population boomed resulting in devastation of berry-shrubs relied upon by the bears. Now a team from Oregon and Washington links the reintroduction of predatory wolves with a fall in over-browsing of the berries by the elk. There is a consequent recovery in the availability of late-summer berries, the favoured pre-hibernation food of the grizzly bear.

Bears Have A Big Secret

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Here at Jammy Toast we are never surprised by anything to do with bears. They are one of the most recognisable and iconic families of animals. The eight living species include the Spectacled Bear, Sun Bear and Sloth Bears alongside the more familiar Polar Bear and Giant Panda. Young bears are born in protective dens as they are very small, blind and deaf. But they are not helpless for long, developing and gaining weight rapidly. And therein lies their secret. Their ability to put on weight so rapidly.

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.”

The Story Of Timothy Treadwell #3

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So why did Tim and Amie die? Well, this incident occurred due to; “an unconventional person with unconventional behavior toward bears, camped in the middle of a very dangerous situation.” Such were the words of biologist Larry Van Daele in trying to make sense of this tragedy.

The Story Of Timothy Treadwell #2

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No one knows for sure what happened during the last eight days of Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard’s lives. What follows are the facts as can be determined from evidence recovered from the scene. In Part 3 (to follow) of this series we will try to reconstruct exactly what did happen to Timothy and Amie. For now though, these are the facts…

The Story Of Timothy Treadwell #1

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Timothy Treadwell is a man who dedicated his life to Bears and educating people about the Bears who live in the Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaskan Peninsula. He is also the subject of the hit 2003 docudrama film; Grizzly Man. It is a film of how a man found solace from his problems amongst the endangered animals of Alaska. The film shows how for 13 summers Timothy Treadwell lived in the wilds of Alaska, where he camped among some of the largest and most numerous brown bears left in North America. Treadwell became a celebrity after his appearance in 2001 on CBS’s David Letterman Show, promoting his 1997 book “Among Grizzlies: Living With Wild Bears in Alaska”. This is his story