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July enrichment video

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…

If you give a bear a puzzle…

When it comes to creating puzzles for bears to solve, food is an excellent motivator. That’s the main idea behind the WSU Bear Center’s enrichment…

Unseasonal wake-up brought about by food

If bears are fed during hibernation, they wake up. But not completely. That’s the preliminary finding from a research study conducted this winter at the…

Center’s youngest residents developing quickly

At the Bear Center, they’re still called ‘the cubs’. But physiologically, they’re more like teenagers or young adults. The four youngest grizzly bears at the…

Alum returns to WSU after years studying wildlife in Alaska

If you love wildlife, working for Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game is basically the ultimate job. “As a research biologist, I worked with moose,…

Measuring bear energy goal of summer research project

This summer at the WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, energy use is the order of the day. From cardiac monitors to special collars…

Students design potential bear center

Giving students a real-world assignment makes their classwork feel more worthwhile and can let their passions come through in a way a stock assignment may…

Into the wild to study grizzlies

There’s camping, then there’s Alaska back-country, grizzly bear scientific research camping. That’s how WSU Ph.D. student Joy Erlenbach has spent the past three summers, and…

Over three decades of bear research & care

The WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center has been on the WSU Pullman campus for over 30 years, changing the way humans understand these…

Former volunteer uses creativity to help bears

New experiences are even richer when the people in charge know what you’re going through. Volunteers at the WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center…
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