This video from the USA says about itself:
9 November 2016
This video from Alaska says about itself:
I don’t think you call a bear that is as old as these cubs anymore. They look like at least yearlings. This was mid August of 2009 in Denali.
From eNature Blog in the USA:
Autumn’s Bounty Can Turn Some Carnivores Into Carb-loving Vegans!
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2016 by eNature
How about a nice fruit salad?
Yes, some of our most celebrated carnivores become vegetarians in the fall.
Even the largest terrestrial predator, the Grizzly Bear, turns into a berry specialist at this time of year. It feeds on Salmonberries, crowberries, elderberries, and numerous other species of berries.
In fact, one type of manzanita is called Bearberry because of its importance in the fall diet of bears.
Black Bears, which tend to be more herbivorous than Grizzlies, also load up on berries before the winter, and in areas where oak trees grow, these bears consume vast quantities of acorns, too. Not to mention apples, grapes and other fruit they may encounter in farms and gardens.
Even the Polar Bear, the most predatory of all the bears, feeds on berries when they’re available.
And It’s More Than Bears Who Go Vegan
Coyotes and foxes follow a similar pattern, dining on a broad range of fruits during the fall. The superb climbing ability of the Common Gray Fox offers it access to berries and other fruits growing in places inaccessible to coyotes and bears. Wolves, too, will eat berries in the fall, though these seldom constitute a significant portion of their diet.
At first glance, it seems odd that these large “meat eaters” would consume fruits at a time when their need for stored fats and proteins is paramount. Research, however, reveals that the carbohydrates found in fruits are easily converted into fats when eaten in large quantities.
What are your local animals doing to prepared for winter? Have you seen any seemingly unusual behavior or obvious preparation taking place?
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This video from the USA says about itself:
Black Bear Mother And Cubs
1 June 2016
The precious Black Bear family visits the deck about once a week as they patrol their large territory of probably several square miles. As long as one doesn’t leave out high protein food like suet they will spend a few minutes checking out a few leftover bird seeds and then move on without any fuss or trouble.
This video from Wildlife SOS in India says about itself:
Rose, an Orphaned Sloth Bear Cub with a Missing Paw
10 February 2016
Little Rose is just 3 months old, but she has already experienced tremendous heartbreak.
When our rescue team reached the village where the orphaned sloth bear cub had been spotted, limping and growing thinner by the day, they made a tragic discovery. Where her left front paw should have been, there was only a mangled stump. Poor Rose had likely lost her paw, along with her mother, to a poacher‘s wire snare.
It was a miracle that Rose survived, but she has a long road ahead of her.
With no mother’s love to keep her warm and help her feel safe, it’s going to take a while for her to learn to walk, for her to grow comfortable enough to eat and sleep, and even longer for her to learn to trust her keepers and the vets at our rescue center.
Whatever it takes, we are committed to helping Rose have a good life. Her wounds will heal, our veterinarian Dr. Niraj assures us, but the fear and anxiety will take longer to fade.
Still, with you by her side, she will recover – and we’re determined to get her there with as much care, patience and love is needed. One day, we will all get to see Rose thriving, and living happily in the company of the other sloth bears at our rescue center.
From the Times of India:
Wildlife items off Amazon after campaign
Jasjeev Gandhiok | TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.27 PM IST
NEW DELHI: Almost a week after TOI reported that e-retail website Amazon was selling protected wildlife specimen and hunting snares online, the website has finally decided to take down close to 400 items from its offer list.
The move came after Wildlife SOS, an NGO, had started an online signature campaign to prevent Amazon from selling such items. After nearly 9,000 signatures accumulated, the e-retail giant decided to listen to the animal lovers who were repeatedly writing to the company. Legal representatives from the company also visited the NGO in Delhi. …
Amazon India has pulled down 296 items that were listed in the ‘animal specimen’ category and 104 items under the ‘snarestraps’ category.
“Our efforts eventually paid off when two senior legal representatives from Amazon came to meet us at the Wildlife SOS headquarters in New Delhi. We gave a brief presentation to the visiting officials about wildlife crime in the country and the devastating effect this has on our natural heritage. They immediately agreed to begin taking down these items and have enlisted our help in identifying them,” said Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder of Wildlife SOS.
The petition started after the NGO rescued a bear cub from a poacher’s snare. The organisation started a search to identify all platforms where snares and traps were being sold and were shocked to discover them being sold on Amazon.in, along with other wildlife specimens. Wildlife trophies such as rare sea shells, alligator heads, starfish, snake specimens along with trapping equipment like snares and leg hold traps were all available on the website, but the company assures they are working actively to remove any that may have been left on the website.
A distraught employee leaped off the rooftop of Amazon’s Seattle, Washington headquarters in a suicide attempt Monday morning. The unidentified worker was hospitalized in critical condition after miraculously surviving the 12-story fall from the Apollo building, one of several structures at the South Lake Union campus where 20,000 employees of the online retail giant work. Before trying to take his life, the worker sent an email seen by hundreds of co-workers and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos criticizing the way the company handled his request to transfer to a different department, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke to Bloomberg News: here.
This video from Romania says about itself:
26 February 2016
The Asociatia Milioane de Prieteni set out to rescue bears suffering cruelty in the entertainment industry – but just occasionally, they’re called upon to act for wild bears too. When rangers reported two tiny abandoned cubs found in a forest near Brasov, our partners leapt into action, ensuring they had the best possible chance of pulling through.
From Wildlife Extra on this:
Tiny baby bears rescued from forest in Romania
Head of UK Campaigns at World Animal Protection, Alyx Elliott, said: ‘Forest Rangers had found a bear den with the cubs which seemed to have been abandoned. They monitored the den for a few days and when there was no sign of the mother bear returning they knew they needed urgent care and decided to bring them to the AMP sanctuary. It is sadly probable that the mother bear had been shot and killed.
In the wild, mother bears can nurse their cubs for up to two years. Without her, these two babies will require special support and diligent monitoring if they are to survive. Luckily they’re now in the right place, which is why World Animal Protection has been funding the sanctuary for many years.
Many of the rescued bears at the Romanian sanctuary have been freed from zoos or other captive environments and they simply can’t be released into the wild. But, it is hoped that these beautiful cubs can one day return to their natural habitat.’