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Black Bears

Rescued brown and black bears feed at The Wild Animal Sanctuary on October 20, 2011 in Keenesburg, Colorado. The non-profit sanctuary is a 720 acre refuge for large carnivores that have been confiscated from illegal or abusive situations and is currently home to over 290 lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other animals. Opened in 1980, it is the oldest and largest carnivore sanctuary in the United States. Animals at the refuge require a total of some 19,000 pounds of food per week, a ton of that for the bears alone. On Tuesday the owner of a private 73 acre animal reserve in Zanesville, Ohio set loose 56 animals, mostly large carnivores, before shooting himself. Of the animals that fled, 49 were hunted down and killed by sheriff?s deputies and other law enforcement officers.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary Saved 54 Animals In 2013

The Wild Animal Sanctuary announced in a statement that it saved 54 animals throughout the United States and Mexico from inhumane conditions in 2013.

01/24/2014

Black bear (credit: Jeff Ulvedal)

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Bear Encounters

The bears are back. They’re coming out of hibernation, and just Monday one was found shot to death in Snowmass Village. On Tuesday a bear appeared in Boulder.

05/07/2013

Tom Hansch of Roxborough Park took these photos of black bears on May 16, 2010. "The mamma has 3 new cubs all of which are light brown in color," he wrote.

Warm Days Bringing Bears Out Of Hibernation Early

Temperatures rising into the 70s in some areas are bringing some of Colorado’s black bears out of hibernation early.

03/23/2012

Tom Hansch of Roxborough Park took these photos of black bears on May 16, 2010. "The mamma has 3 new cubs all of which are light brown in color," he wrote.

Expanded Bear Hunt Off Table For Now

An expanded bear hunting season in Colorado is off the table next year, according to a lawmaker who proposed the idea unsuccessfully this year.

08/21/2011

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Wildlife Officials To Study Durango-Area Bears

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is launching a five-year study of black bears in the Durango area to help determine how to reduce conflicts between humans and bears.

05/25/2011