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10.08.14 Marina Galperina

A dead, six-month-old black bear cub was discovered in the bushes in Central Park on Monday morning “with its mouth wide open and scratches on the side.” Authorities were confounded. How did it get there? A lab test has now concluded that “the cause of death was blunt trauma consistent with a vehicle crash,” and not animal cruelty as originally thought. […]

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04.09.13 Marina Galperina

Russian brown bears are noble wild beasts, when not forced to ride motorcycles in the circus. Also, when they’re not huffing empty aviation fuel barrels. These bears are high. Theses bears are really, really high. The bears of Kronotsky Nature Reserve were drawn in by the scent of gasoline and now, look at that bear. Look at him […]

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12.20.12 Marina Galperina

Well, this is clever. Visitors who drive along the National Tourist Routes in Norway may enter a mountain cave — provided it is not snowed in — make their way down a tunnel and peak into a window in the ground to see a bear sleeping on top of trash of the human civilization. Mark Dion’s newest project Den […]

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04.06.11 Marina Galperina

This 23-foot, 35,000 pound bronze sculpture Untitled (Lamp/Bear) by New York-based Swiss artist Urs Fischer is being installed now in the plaza outside the Seagram Building at 52nd Street. This button-eyed  yellow monster is here to, allegedly, “brighten up” our day, but from a head-on angle, it looks a bit like Teddy was executed in […]

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11.03.09 Will Sherman

German zookeepers are baffled why this Spectacled Bear, a South American species traditionally found in the wild not a cage, has lost nearly all of its fur. |NYT| Photo by Jan Woitas/EPP […]

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