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Lengthy Study Finds Most Black Bears Won’t Rely On Human Food

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.

04/13/2015

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Colorado Researchers Venture Into Bear Dens

Colorado researchers have been venturing into bear dens in recent months to understand why bears and people are crossing paths so often and why the animals’ hunt for food is becoming increasingly risky.

04/05/2013

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Dry Winter Leads To Rise In Bear Encounters

Colorado is coming out of one of its driest winters ever. That’s sending desperate bears into backyards and homes looking for food.

05/20/2012

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