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June enrichment photos and video

Photos and video of the bear enrichment program in action.

Into the Alaskan wilderness to help coastal bears

WSU graduate student Joy Erlenbach is spending her summer in Alaska's Katmai National Park on a bear research project. Read her account of the work…

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.

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.

Why do our researchers sometimes wear sunglasses when they work with the grizzly bears?

Over the years, WSU researchers have found that grizzly bears are predominantly right-handed and can close gates. Now, it turns out, they may also read…
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