Every year, hundreds of black, brown and even polar bears are successfully rehabilitated from their addiction to human-reliant food sources and released back into the wild. How does bear rehab work?
Canada's wildlife is at it again, but this time they're playing out a classic scene from literature. It's The Count of Monte Cristo, or perhaps The Shawshank Redemption, zoo style.
Last April, US Geological Survey researchers collared four female polar bears north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Those collars were outfitted with small video cameras, and the USGS has just released the first videos they collected. They show a female eating, swimming, and socializing with a potential mate.
Last time we checked in with the Great Lakes, it was in the bone-chilling depths of the Polar Vortex, and a record-breaking 88 percent of the lakes were frozen. Now, here we are, at the end of April, and the lakes are still 30 percent frozen, which could mean a colder summer for the country.
This is the Grand Prize Winner of National Geographic's best photo of the year competition, taken by Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders. It's titled The Ice Bear, and it features a female polar bear staring at Paul from underwater. It's an outstanding image, but I think the rest of his series are equally good—or…
For a long time, it's been thought that polar bears are recent descendants of brown bears and that their white coats and webbed feet evolved into being over the last 150,000 years. A new study proves that incorrect: in fact, polar and brown bears share a common ancestor, making polar bears 600,000 years old.