THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A pair of twin polar bear cubs have made their public debut at a Dutch zoo -- but without the public because of coronavirus restrictions.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A study by polar bear researchers in Alaska concludes that thermal imaging used by oil exploration companies to detect polar bears in dens works less than half the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska whaling captain was sentenced to three months in federal prison, a year of parole and a $4,500 fine after he fatally shot a polar bear and left the carcass to...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has agreed to plead guilty to killing a polar bear without harvesting its meat, authorities said.
Chris Gordon of Kaktovik reached a plea deal with...
POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo is celebrating the birth of a polar bear cub.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the cub was born early Thursday morning to 13-year-old Aurora.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York's Bronx Zoo.
The foxlike wild dogs — called dholes (dohlz) — were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A polar bear at the Alaska Zoo has died.
Officials announced on the zoo website Monday that 19-year-old Lyutyik (LOO-tee-ik) died Sunday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials at the Alaska Zoo say one of their prominent animals is ailing.
KTVA-television reports Lyutyik (LOO-tee-ik), a 19-year-old polar bear, is being treated...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska scientists say the chances of a polar bear encounter have increased after research reveals the bears are arriving on shore earlier and staying on land longer, a...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native organization and three environmental groups sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, claiming its agencies withheld information regarding...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has been charged with the illegal killing of a polar bear in violation of federal law.
Chris Gordon of Kaktovik shot the bear outside his home, leaving...
BERLIN (AP) — Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in an early...
MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear seen roaming around an industrial city in Russia far south of its normal sea ice hunting grounds is being transported to a zoo for examination and...
MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds.
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MOSCOW (AP) — A polar bear which was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home.
MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of a village in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula were stunned by the sight of a polar bear prowling for food hundreds of miles from its usual habitat.
BERLIN (AP) — It's Hertha.
Berlin's Tierpark zoo has unveiled the much-anticipated name of its new star attraction, a 4-month-old polar bear cub.
BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal...
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio zoo has become the repository for the world's largest collection of polar bear poop as researchers work to create a pregnancy test to aid the survival of this threatened...
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its polar bear cub is almost ready to be introduced to visitors.
The zoo on Tuesday released new photos of the as-yet-unnamed female cub and her...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Zoo officials say a polar bear at the zoo has been euthanized because she was suffering from liver cancer.
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl."
Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from mother Tonja for the first time to conduct a medical checkup, during which they also determined the cub's sex.
The zoo said Friday that the as yet unnamed bear weighs 8.5 kilograms (18.7 pounds) and is 61 centimeters (24 inches) from head to tail.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Keepers at a zoo in Ohio are welcoming a new polar cub, but they haven't been able to get close enough during the last two months to determine whether the cub is a he or a she.
The cub is the eighth born at the Toledo Zoo since 2006.
The zoo says that its keepers have been monitoring the mother and cub through cameras in the denning area since the birth on Dec. 9.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area.
It's not the first time that polar bears have come to Novaya Zemlya, but their numbers this time are striking. More than 50 bears have been spotted in the archipelago's main town of Belushya Guba.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A zoo in Salt Lake City says a 500-pound (227-kilogram) polar bear has broken her right front leg and will undergo surgery Monday.
Hogle Zoo officials said Friday that 3-year-old Nora apparently broke the humerus bone on the night of Jan. 23, presumably from what the officials called "roughhouse play."
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man from northeast Alaska said he fatally shot a polar bear that had strayed far south of the animal's usual habitat.
Jim Hollandsworth of Arctic Village said he encountered the bear in early January. He said the bear had tried to get into his cabin about 20 miles from the village, Alaska's Energy Desk reported .
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved closer on Thursday to opening thousands of miles within Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing, issuing a draft report that concluded the polar bears, caribou and other wildlife could safely share their untouched wilderness with oil and gas producers.
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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A newborn polar bear cub has died at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.
The cub was born Wednesday and moved to the zoo's intensive-care nursery on Thursday after video surveillance showed she had stopped nursing.
Officials say staff worked in shifts to provide fluids, antibiotics and infusions of polar bear blood plasma.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere.
Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and federal researchers estimate a healthy and abundant population of nearly 3,000 animals in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, according to a study published Wednesday in Scientific Reports.
ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo has adopted a wild polar bear and is asking the public to pick a name for it.
A news release on its webpage Wednesday said the zoo, through the Polar Bears International conservation program, has adopted a wild mother polar bear who lives with her two cubs in the western Hudson Bay area of Canada.
The zoo is already home to a breeding pair of polar bears.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Yupik the polar bear died after spending more than 25 years in a barren enclosure at a warm Mexican zoo, and activists said Wednesday the zoo had resisted efforts to transfer her to a more suitable climate.
The Benito Juarez zoo in the city of Morelia in western Mexico said Yupik died at 27. It said Yupik died of an aneurism and a ruptured aorta, and called the death "inevitable."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has acquired an addition to its polar bear family.
Zoo officials say an 18-year-old male polar bear named Lee arrived this past week from the Denver Zoo. Officials say Lee will be quarantined for about 30 days before he is introduced to two potential mates. They are 11-year-old twin females Anana and Aurora.
POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in central Ohio says an 18-year-old polar bear will be arriving at the facility this fall to be introduced to twin polar bear sisters for potential breeding.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says it will be welcoming a male polar bear named Lee from the Denver Zoo.
Zoo officials say Lee will need to complete a mandatory quarantine period before being introduced to 11-year-old twin sisters Aurora and Anana.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A female polar bear born at an upstate New York zoo more than 20 years ago is returning to her birthplace after nearly a decade at a Maryland zoo.
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo (dihn-AWL'-foh) announced Wednesday that Anoki has returned to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester.
Anoki (uh-NOH'-kee) was born there in November 1996 to Aurora and her first mate, Yukon. Aurora died in March at 28, leaving the zoo without a polar bear.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice.
More than 2,000 people visited the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea last year to see polar bears in the wild, Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio says the three polar bears born there in 2016 will move to new homes this fall.
The zoo says half-sisters Neva (NEE'-vuh) and Amelia Gray will be transferred to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Neva's twin brother, Nuniq (NEW'-nick), also is moving. His destination hasn't been announced, nor have the moving dates for the 22-month-old bears.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bear hunters in remote villages on the coast of the Chukchi Sea will have higher harvest quotas next year, a sign of the health of the region's bear population.
The U.S.-Russia Polar Bear Commission increased the possible harvest level for bears in the Chukchi Sea from 58 to 85 bears. The quota is split between the two countries, although all polar bear hunting, including subsistence hunting, remains banned in Russia.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities on Monday defended the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away.
BERLIN (AP) — Norwegian authorities said a polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago. The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, was euthanized Wednesday by the Singapore Zoo, officials said.
The 27-year-old bear suffered from age-related ailments including arthritis, and its limbs became too weak to support its over 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) frame.
The zoo said this resulted in injuries to its abdomen and paws which did not respond well to weeks of intensive treatment.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — When he was 40 years old, Frank Scepaniak shot a polar bear north of Siberia.
On Feb. 21, he turned 89, and still that trip to the Arctic Circle is one of the most memorable hunting trips of his life. And he's been hunting since he was a kid.
"I hunted all my life," Scepaniak said. "I shot that bear and it was kind of fun."
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A beloved polar bear has died at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, New York.
Director Larry Sorel says the loss of 28-year-old Aurora is "difficult for the entire zoo family."
Zoo Society President Pamela Reed Sanchez says Aurora was "an extraordinary ambassador" for her "vulnerable species."