Researchers Work To Make Captive Grizzly Bears Happier
|More about the bear cub triplets
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1. Strange Birth
2. Surprise Cub
3. Distress Cries
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|Birth of a Bear Cub:
Bear Cub Triplets at WSU Bear Center
(December 2008-January 2009)
|Overview of WSU Bear Research
MSNBC Story & Slideshow on Bear Center Research
How bears contribute to human and animal health.
Steve Irwin's New Breed Vets
|Grizzly Bear Scenes Filmed at WSU for "Christmas in Yellowstone", a Nature-PBS Show (December 2006 )
|Animal Planet: Bear Hibernation Research Video
- Fish-Chucking Science Helps Washington State University Researcher Track Nutrients through the Food Chain
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- WSU Researchers Studying Bears' Hibernation To Narrow Down A Cure For Diabetes. Read the transcript or listen to this story from KOUW »
- Bad Year for Grizzlies. Read this story from the Oregonian »
- Hibernating bears and healthy hearts. Read this story from the Seattle Times Read more...
- Grizzly bears helping experts study heart disease. Story, video, and slideshow
- How did the Bear Center get started? What are the current research projects? What is the National Bear Center? Learn more from this profile of the Bear Center in Uniquely Palouse magazine (Winter 2009). Read more...
- People who are bedridden for months at a time may develop brittle bones and become weak as their muscles wither with inactivity. Hibernating bears, meanwhile, emerge from their dens ready to forage and fight—bones and muscles intact—despite four to seven months of virtual immobility. Learn more about what we can learn from sleeping bears »
- Bear Captured at Soda Butte Campground near Cooke City - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ personnel captured a grizzly bear in the Soda Butte Campground east of Cooke City on July 22, 2008. Read more »
- All wild bears that come to WSU have a sad story. We never seek wild bears, but management agencies do contact us and ask if we can provide a home for specific bears that have gotten too close to people or their possessions. Here is the story of one of those bears (February 2008)
- Are Yellowstone Grizzlies Effected by Cutthroat Trout Decline? (January 2008)
- Yellowstone Science: Grizzly Bear Nutrition and Ecology Studies in Yellowstone National Park (Summer 2006)
- Anchorage Daily News: Bear Hugs with Captive Grizzlies (6 August 2006)
- Seattle Times Story on Heart Research and the Cubs Peeka and Kio (11 Apr. 2005)
- They're on the Right Track (21 Oct. 2002)
- Unbearable Conditions: Could Grizzlies Be Fat and Happy Without Salmon Runs? (29 Nov. 1998)