Great Bear Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
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Blog Archive for October 2015
October 9th, 2015
by Monica Perez-Watkins A diminished wild food supply is drawing bears into towns across Western Montana and wildlife officials continue to receive calls about bears in residential areas, especially those with fruit trees. Apples are an easy, but dangerous, source of calories for bears in the fall. Apples lure bears into residential areas, where they… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
July 3rd, 2015
by Christopher Olsen Have you ever wondered how spectacled bears got their name? Or why the giant panda eats only bamboo? Or how many subspecies of American black bear there are? The Great Bear Foundation’s newly released Bears of the World curriculum, developed by education specialist, Christopher Olsen, will answer all of these questions and… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
May 22nd, 2015
by Monica Perez-Watkins Bears are excellent mothers. After mating in the spring, female bears undergo delayed implantation, that is, the hollow ball of cells that will become the embryo doesn’t implant in her uterine wall until late fall, but this will only happen if she has enough weight to sustain the pregnancy. Also, unlike male… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
May 13th, 2015
By Chris Olsen The Great Bear Foundation participated in the 3rd annual Wildlife Extravaganza on May 9th at the Montana Natural History Center. The event was organized by the UM Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Over 400 Missoulians attended the free, family-friendly event to learn more about conservation, science, and wildlife. The Great Bear… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
May 4th, 2015
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