By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – U.S. and Canadian researchers have found they can get a good idea of a grizzly bear’s diet over several months by looking at a single hair. The technique, which measures residues of trace metals, can be a major tool in determining if the threatened animals are […]
Text and photos by Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Giant ice cubes and fruit-flavored ice pops helped grizzly bears beat the heat yesterday at Washington State University’s Bear Research Education and Conservation Center as the mercury topped 104 degrees.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – If you think Thanksgiving dinner can pack on the pounds, consider the grizzly bears at Washington State University that eat the equivalent of three such feasts daily during the weeks leading to hibernation. After nearly doubling their weight, they take a winter-long nap – only to wake up […]
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Alex Waroff had a fantastic summer job. The veterinary student at Washington State University worked with faculty members as they tested just how clever grizzly bears are. What’s at issue is the use of tools.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. And while it’s too soon to reach a broad scientific conclusion, at least one female bear is demonstrating that, yes, she definitely can.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Wide-eyed children and adults are turning out in high numbers to view the grizzlies at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on the east edge of campus. The giant predators take dips in the steel pool, roll on the grass and smack their massive […]
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Heidi Keen, 32, a Washington State University doctoral student who was passionate about enriching the lives of animals in captivity, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, after a brief illness. A Palouse, Wash., resident and student in the animal sciences department in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, Keen […]
Grizzly bear in Yellowstone. (Photo courtesy of Yellowstone National Park) PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study suggests that the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park is increasing a key part of the grizzly bear diet – berries that help bears put on fat before going into hibernation. Wolves reduce the number of elk, which […]