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The WSU Children’s Center visits the Bear Center

The WSU Children's Center has several classes that take field trips to the Bear Center. Here are photos of one class that visited during enrichment…

June enrichment photos and video

Photos and video of the bear enrichment program in action.

Life in the fat lane

Hibernating bears have evolved to add as much fat as possible each fall so they can survive several months without eating, and WSU researchers are…

WSU bears off to a walking start

The WSU Bear Center has a treadmill that will be used to measure the energy cost for various activities, including lying, sitting, standing and walking.

April enrichment photos and video

Photos and videos of the bear enrichment program, during setup and while the bears are in the exercise yard.

New floors part of ongoing improvements to bear facility

The grizzly dens at the WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center received a spring facelift.

How long are grizzly bear claws?

Grizzly bears’ long claws enable them to swipe salmon from rivers, dig through ground for rodents, rip apart old tree stumps for insects and scoop…

Grizzly bears use tools?

A study done by researchers at WSU’s Bear Center demonstrates grizzlies' ability to use simple tools.

Why are they called grizzly bears?

Is it because of their frightful -- or grisly -- nature or their grizzled appearance? It depends on which explorer wrote about the bear more than…

How do these big, boxy creatures with flat feet run so fast?

While their average walking pace is similar to that of humans, their top running speed is on par with lions.
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