Researchers copy off of polar bear fur to create new, powerful insulator

Learning from the best.

Brown bear saliva kills a bacteria that current antibiotics are unable to treat

Slather me in it!

Extinct cave bear DNA pops up in modern brown bears

Looks like some DNA is able to bear the test of time.

Microhabitat management may be the key to happy, neighborly bears

How to live harmoniously — the bear version.

Veterinarians treat burned bears with fish skin — and it seems to be working

The unusual treatment might have just saved the bears’ life.

Scientists find primitive 3.5-million-year old bear with a sweet tooth for berries

Oral infections have a long evolutionary history in bears.

Ancient ‘bear dog’ species found by accident in museum collection from Chicago

They looked far less fearsome than their name suggests, though.

Unique friendship between wolf and bear documented by Finnish photographer

A female gray wolf and a male brown bear were spotted every day for ten consecutive days, spending time together, playing and even sharing food. “It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this” says Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, 56, who took these surprising photos. From what I could find, it’s actually the first time,

So you’ve come face to face with a bear; what should you do to bear through this?

A Montana family came perilously close to a grizzly bear near Yellowstone Park in the US when it jumped on the hood of their car. The family stayed in their car, kept the windows closed, and eventually the bear got bored and wandered off. But what happens if you don’t have the safety of a vehicle?

Researchers look at hibertnating bears for the first time

Bears are some of the most amazing and loved animals out there, and to find out that up until a few months ago nobody made a thorough study about their hibernating was really sad for me. Until this, almost everything we knew about hibernating was that… well, bears do it’; they go into their dens and come out a few

Lion, Tiger and Bear share impressing friendship

They’ve known each other basically all their lives, but the early days weren’t happy at all. Found during a police raid at the home of a drug lord, Leo, Shere Khan and Baloo tied an extremely unusual bond. They now live their peaceful lives together in the habitat built specifically for them at Noah’s Ark rescue center in Locust Grove,