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Caring for animals, from small to grizzly-sized

When it comes to interesting lines on a resume, stud manager for Wayne Newton tends to stand out. “It was an interesting job,” said Nina…

Bears feast on fats, reveal health insights

Grizzlies show no clinical signs of disease following short-term consumption of saturated fats, but scientists question long-term health By Natalie Sopinka, Communications Coordinator, Canadian Science…

Measuring the mighty bear sense of smell

“The bear’s sense of smell is the stuff of legend,” said Heiko Jansen, associate professor of integrative physiology and neuroscience at WSU. “Stories abound about…

WSU research bears mark the changing seasons

The bears at the WSU Bear Research,Education, and Conservation Center spent September gaining weight at a tremendous rate, up to 10 pounds or more each…

Bears take a break, but research continues

This summer, the WSU bears sported some new accessories: energy-monitoring collars. But a few weeks ago, those collars came off for the winter. “We put…

September enrichment videos

At the WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, we have an enrichment program aimed at keeping our bears physically healthy and mentally stimulated. Every…

July enrichment photos and videos

Photos and video of the bear enrichment program in action.

Bears on a treadmill: for science, not exercise

The WSU Bear Center has a treadmill, but it’s not exercise equipment to get in shape. It's helping scientists learn more about how much energy…

Studying fat production and circadian rhythms in grizzlies

WSU researchers are studying bears' fat cells to figure out how they can 'switch' on and off from what would be a diabetic state in…

Scientific bling on WSU bears

Several of our bears at the WSU Bear Center have some new brightly colored jewelry: energy-monitoring collars. The collars will collect vital information from the…
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