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January 31, 2015

 

Ligers—the hybrid offspring of a lion and tiger—are the product of human intervention, and are mostly found in zoos.

Hybrids in Nature: Grolar Bear Edition

Hybrid animals can be created in zoos and laboratories. But mixed-up animal mating is also occurring in nature.

March 10, 2014

 

The ancestors of grizzly bears are thought to have crossed into North America from Asia around 50,000 years ago.

Is Global Warming Good For Grizzlies?

While climate change is bad for most of us, grizzly bears may not complain too much -- at least in the near-term.

January 4, 2013

 

Genetic studies show bears have had numerous romantic relationships.

The Genetic Relationships Between Bears

Researchers at Penn State University and the University of Buffalo have completed the most in-depth bear DNA study to date.

May 8, 2009

 

How Polar Bears Keep Their Cool

Thanks to its thick coat of fur, its tough hide, and a four inch layer of blubber, a polar bear is extremely well insulated.

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