There is good news about the black bear population in some areas of Colorado: bears might not be roaming through populated areas to get food.
State wildlife officials will study Colorado’s black bear population and how to reduce conflicts with humans under a bill that has been signed into law.
A groundbreaking study could change many of the things that are known about black bears. Researchers in the San Juan Mountains have been in close contact with 40 bears, going right into their dens during hibernation.
A Colorado lawmaker who has called for the state to add a summer month to the hunting season for black bears will instead try to persuade officials to study bear overpopulation and how to reduce conflicts with humans.
The U.S. Forest Service has closed 11 backcountry campsites near Aspen because of bears.
A sheriff’s deputy is recovering from severe wounds after being attacked by a bear in Aspen over the weekend.
Wildlife officials are reminding Coloradoans that black bears have awakened from their winter naps and are in search of food.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary announced in a statement that it saved 54 animals throughout the United States and Mexico from inhumane conditions in 2013.
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.
Temperatures rising into the 70s in some areas are bringing some of Colorado’s black bears out of hibernation early.