One of the six bears that were rescued from a bile farm is given fresh fruit Wednesday, before being examined. The animals were among some 10,000 bears that Animals Asia says are held in cages for their bile in China.
January 9, 2013 In China, the animal welfare group Animal Asia took custody of six bears today, after the Sichuan Forestry Department removed the animals from bear bile farms. The two agencies teamed up to rescue the bears, which are kept in strict captivity in order to harvest their bile, an ingredient used in traditional medicine.
Perhaps not the sight you want to see when you come home: A black bear.
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September 4, 2012 Because of droughts, bears are having to search harder and across wider ranges to find food. That's increasingly bringing them into contact with humans. In Aspen, Colo., alone there were nearly 300 "bear calls" to police in August — a record.
Don't get between a beer and a bear.
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August 10, 2012 It looks like they broke into a cabin in Norway and helped themselves to 100 or so cans of brew. They left behind quite a mess. It's our second story about burglar bears this week.
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