- The Bear Facts. Berchielli, Lou // New York State Conservationist;Apr2001, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p22
Provides information on bears. Behavior when searching for food; How to keep the animals out of trouble.
- PHYLOGEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS WITHIN A METAPOPULATION OF BLACK BEARS (URSUS AMERICANUS) IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST. Onorato, Dave P.; Hellgren, Eric C.; Van Den Bussche, Ronald A.; Doan-Crider, Diana L.; Kie, John G. // Journal of Mammalogy;Feb2004, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p140
Natural recolonization by large carnivores has rarely been documented. American black bears (Ursus americanus) recently (1988-present) recolonized portions of their former range in western Texas. We used mtDNA sequence data (n = 144 bears) from 7 populations of southwestern black bears in New...
- Bear of the Clouds. Steinhart, Peter // Audubon;Jul89, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p92
Focuses on the spectacled bear of the Andes Region. Characteristics of the spectacled bear; Behavior and movement mechanisms; Factors affecting the survival of spectacled bears; Effect of bears on the environment; Efforts exerted by authorities to protect the bears; Myths surrounding the...
- The Old Man of the Woods. Smith, Dwight G. // World & I;Jun2000, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p160
Deals with the North American black bears. Reason for the near extinction of North American black bears; Facts about the North American black bears; Tips on how to behave in bear country.
- Polar bears. Brewer, Duncan // Mammals (1-59084-467-X);2003, p26
The polar bear is the only bear that is almost exclusively a meat eater. Polar bears eat seal pups. Polar bears have suction pads on the soles of their feet to give them a firm grip on the ice. The skin of a polar bear is black to absorb the heat of the sun. INSET: STAR FACT.
- LETTERS. Goodman, Helene; Snell, Laura; Hoffman, William; Smith, Tom; Matthews, Michael; Luczak, Aaron; Dirkx, Laurie; Wannenwetsch, Jack // New York State Conservationist;Feb2013, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p30
Several letters to the editor are presented which include a photograph featuring bears and bucks in the backyard, an inquiry concerning a weasel, and a response to the article "Grand Canyon of the East" in the October 2012 issue.
- bear. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p36
A definition of the term "bear" is presented. The term refers to any of various large mammals having a shaggy coat, a rounded head, and a short tail. Bears eat plants and other animals, especially insects and small rodents. They walk with the entire lower surface of their foot touching the ground.
- Going on a Bear Hunt. // Teaching Pre K-8;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p28
Offers instructions when researching for bear facts. Real bears; Imaginary bears.
- Sloth bear. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Sloth bears are some of the smaller members of the bear family. They were often tamed to perform in circuses and on city streets, but this is rare now. Sloth bears may become drunk from drinking the sap of palm trees in India.