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Does Our Language Regarding Wolves and Bears Shape Our Attitudes?

Does Our Language Regarding Wolves and Bears Shape Our Attitudes?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 24, 2014 4

In Wisconsin where I live, we call three large predators “neighbors”: the black bear, the gray wolf and the occasional mountain lion. Because of this, you might think that Wisconsinites’ attitudes toward all three

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Photos: A black bear cub sees the world for the first time!

Photos: A black bear cub sees the world for the first time!

Kendal Bower May 20, 2014 0

Spring has officially arrived!  Trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and sleepy bears are emerging from their dens after the long winter.  One photographer was lucky-enough to capture just this.  Peter Mather was traveling

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Photo Essay: Grizzly Climbs a Tree in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Photo Essay: Grizzly Climbs a Tree in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 8, 2013 11

Having just returned from a trip to Alaska, I can unequivocally state that grizzly bears do climb trees. If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that black bears are agile climbers, but grizzlies rarely

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Video: Bear Cubs Rescued from a Dumpster

Video: Bear Cubs Rescued from a Dumpster

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 2, 2012 12

All bear cubs appear to be incredibly curious, and black bear cubs are no exception. However, this penchant for wanderlust and exploration can sometimes result in some thrilling—but not exactly welcome—adventures. Watch the one-minute

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Meet Rita Kinstler: Nat Hab Adventurer Extraordinaire

Meet Rita Kinstler: Nat Hab Adventurer Extraordinaire

Wendy Redal July 16, 2011 3

Rita Kinstler is 75, though she travels circles around most people a third of her age, including long-term backpacker-types. Rita logs 8 to 10 major trips a year, dropping in for a few weeks

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Some Folks Call Me “Gutpile”

Some Folks Call Me “Gutpile”

Brad Josephs March 7, 2011 7

When I am not guiding or traveling, you can find me residing in the quirky little fishing village (though some argue it is primarily a drinking village with a fishing problem) of Homer, Alaska.

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Video: Black Bears Ask, “Is It Your Backyard, or Mine?”

Video: Black Bears Ask, “Is It Your Backyard, or Mine?”

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 20, 2011 2

A guy in a bad bear suit may not be the best spokesperson for an audience of serious nature enthusiasts, but this video that uses one does, in the end, ask an important question

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Bear in Mind? Take our Bear Trivia Quiz!

Bear in Mind? Take our Bear Trivia Quiz!

Wendy Redal January 13, 2011 9

Bears. Are there any wild animals more more engaging, more charming, more daunting, or more fascinating? Take our 10-question quiz to see how much you know about bears!

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