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Bears playing golf, off the menu, and getting heads stuck in cans: The Bear News, December 7, 2014

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How much for that human in the window?

How much for that human in the window?

It’s been a while since the last edition of The Bear News. Here’s another installment (there’s a lot more where this came from, so there will be another edition soon):

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Written by Ivan Oransky

December 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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Would you pay $41 to see a bear along a road? The Bear News, July 21, 2014

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bearcubtwitterHow much would you pay to see a bear in a national park?

That’s the question posed by a paper in the Journal of Environmental Management that our friend Skeptical Scalpel sent along. From the background of the study, which focuses on Yellowstone:

Traffic jams on the Park’s roads due to bear viewing began in the early 20th century, a time when visitors could feed panhandling bears from stagecoaches with some regularity (Schullery, 1992). Practices such as these led to an increase in the number of bear-inflicted human injuries within the Park’s boundaries, averaging 48 injuries per year from the 1930’s through the 1960’s (Gunther and Hoekstra, 1998). With the implementation of a strictly enforced bear management program in the 1970’s, this number declined dramatically, with a large portion of the decline coming from reduced black bear caused injuries on roadsides (Gunther, 1994).

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Written by Ivan Oransky

July 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

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Man bites (OK, saves) bear, bears eat cupcakes and cookies: The Bear News, July 7, 2014

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bearcubtwitterEver since I took on the persona of a bear — my Twitter avatar is a cub that wandered up to our living room window a few years ago — people send me a lot of news about bears. So I figured I’d share these important tidbits periodically: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

July 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

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Bears like oral sex, pepper spray, and the NIH campus: The Bear News, June 19, 2014

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bearcubtwitterEver since I took on the persona of a bear — my Twitter avatar is a cub that wandered up to our living room window a few years ago — people send me a lot of news about bears. So I figured I’d share these important tidbits periodically:
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Written by Ivan Oransky

June 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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Bears in cars, hammocks, and pools: The Bear News, June 5, 2014

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bearcubtwitterEver since I took on the persona of a bear — my Twitter avatar is a cub that wandered up to our living room window a few years ago — people send me a lot of news about bears. So I figured I’d share these important tidbits periodically: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

June 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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