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Web Site, and the Portsmouth School District is not responsible for the
content of this external site.
site is the official web page of the North American Bear Center. It has
information about black bears and grizzly bears, with slide shows of each.
You also will find information and photos of polar bears. It is a beautiful
site with photographs by wildlife biologist, Dr. Lynn Rogers. Take the
time to explore the options available at this site.
Vital Ground is an organization
dedicated to preserving grizzly habitat. This site is a tribute to their
mascot, Bart. He was a 1400 lb. Kodiak Brown, trained by Doug Seus, and
appeared in movies (such as The Bear), and TV commercials. Learn about
Bart and Honey-Bump, too.
View some photos of pandas.
Most of these photos are of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, the pandas in The
National Zoo in Washington. There are a few photos taken of them in China
before they were brought to the US.
This is no longer a live
video cam, but you can see a series of images taken when the cam was in
operation. They show a female black bear in the den during the months of
hibernation. This bear, named Whiteheart because of the white marking over
her heart, was later shot by a hunter. Dr. Lynn Rogers had earned her trust
when she was a cub, and had studied her behavior for three years. He tracked
her with a radio collar he had put on her without the use of tranquilizers
to sedate her.
bears have many different sounds to communicate. North American Bear Center
provides several audio clips recorded by Dr. Lynn Rogers, wildlife biologist.
These include a cub in distress, a female bear threatening a male bear
competing for her food, and a bear moaning in fear.
Go to this site to see if
you can identify animal tracks. Can you tell which ones are bear tracks?
There is a funny surprise at the end. This article is from Minnesota Conservation
Volunteer, a magazine devoted to wildlife and conservation issues.
Try your hand at a jigsaw
puzzle of a grizzly bear. This is an easier version with six pieces. You
an set the number of pieces to twelve, or more. If you are a jigsaw puzzle
enthusiast, take the challenge and complete the puzzle with 240 rectangular
pieces or 247 triangles. There is also a puzzle of a black