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People warned to not take 'bear selfies'

South Lake Tahoe - Officials that are in charge of maintaining the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe has warned people to stop taking selfies with bears.

VIDEO: Bear seeks refuge from heat in California swimming pool

Sierra Madre - As thousands of residents in southern California attempt to escape the stifling heat plaguing the area, wildlife are also seeking refuge from the triple digit temperatures, prompting a bear to take a dip in one neighborhood pool.

VIDEO: Bear turns lifeguard, saves drowning crow

Budapest - Its not often you see a grizzly bear appear to act out a scene from the popular television show Baywatch, but that is exactly what visitors at the Budapest Zoo witnessed recently.

Logger saves real life Winnie the Pooh trapped in milk can

Rice Lake - In what looks like a real life version of the classic arcade game, Crane Game, a lumberjack in Wisconsin rescues a real life Winnie the Pooh who manages to get his head stuck in the proverbial honey jar.

Alberta bears hit the big time, globally, after video goes viral

Edmonton - Videos go viral for many reasons but footage of grizzly bears in Alberta became an unlikely global sensation, after Glenn Naylor, 58, an Alberta Parks officer, uploaded 'What goes on when you are not around'.

Bear gallbladder prevents diabetes

A chemical extracted from the gallbladder of a bear stops a cellular stress response and stalls the progression of type-1 diabetes in mice.

80-year-old man fights bear, falls off cliff and survives

An 80-year-old shepherd headbutted and kicked a bear, which ended up tossing him off of a cliff, and survived the ordeal.

Siberian bear breaks into Russian dacha to feast on borsch

Irkutsk - A Russian couple hid in an outside bath house for several hours on Friday, Oct. 4 after a bear broke into their home and ate the borsch - beetroot soup - they had just made. The bear was attracted to the home by the delicious aromas from the cooling soup.

Video: Bear calmly pushes trash can of food away from restaurant

Colorado Springs - An enterprising black bear has been caught on CCTV video, calmly helping himself to a trash bin full of food behind a restaurant in Colorado Springs.

Bear gets its head stuck in a jar for 11 days

Jamison - Four Pennsylvania residents teamed up and attempted to free a bear that has its head stuck in a plastic jar of cooking oil for at least 11 days.

'Bearjacked': Watch a bear break into a pickup truck (Video)

People usually have to worry about other humans breaking into vehicles, but one neighborhood is on the watch for a bear hitting up cars and trucks.

Man fights off bear, walks away with only minor injuries

An Alaskan man, who was with his family, ended up walking away with only minor injuries after he got into a hands-on scuffle with the animal.

DNA tests show Russian 'yeti' to be American bear

A "yeti" that was reportedly sighted on several occasions in the Mount Shoria region of southern Russia has been determined through DNA tests to be an American bear that probably escaped from a circus.

Lions, tigers and bears — Oh my, they're 'brothers'

Locust Grove - A new email about an old story is making its rounds through cyberspace, chronicling the story of Leo the lion, Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear.

Video: Watch 'The Bear Meets Nishanto'

This video shows a home-owner, a lady, fearlessly shooing a large black bear she encounters climbing onto her porch. This is not the first time the bear has visited the house but it is the first time home-owner and bear meet.

Canadian man kills grizzly bear

Fort Nelson - A man from British Columbia, Canada, is at his home recovering after he shot a grizzly bear that was attacking him. He suffered a broken jaw and cuts to his body and face.

New 'neighbors' in Los Angeles neighborhood causing a stir

Granada Hills - Residents of Granada Hill, a suburb of Los Angeles California, don't know what to think about their new "neighbor" who was making himself at home in a neighborhood pool Thursday night.

Video: Billy, the 250-pound 'teddy bear', becomes a YouTube star

Vancouver - Billy the grizzly bear is quickly becoming a YouTube sensation after he and his owners, Mark and Dawn Dumas, had their story posted in a YouTube video.

Bear walks into Pennsylvania Mall - sends people running: Video

A small black bear managed to figure out how to get inside the Sears store using the automatic doors, but couldn't find its way out.

Bear crashes graduation at California middle school

Bakersfield - A group of California students and their families got a surprise guest yesterday when a young black bear showed up for the festivities.

Bear suspected as culprit in sunflower seeds heist

Last week police looked into a garage break-in. Officers said that the thief responsible for the break-in was a real bear.

Video: Man distracted by texting on phone walks into black bear

La Crescenta - We have all been told that texting while walking down a street is risky and can lead to serious accidents, but not many have heeded the warnings. A California man learned the hard way. He walked into a 500lb black bear while texting on his phone.

Waving bear video goes viral

A video of a waving bear has gone viral for the second time after it was recently featured on the national news. The bear, one of many residents at the Olympic Game Farm in Washington, can be seen waving back at visitors to the animal rescue facility.

Sleeping bear found in NJ basement by cable man

Hopatcong - A cable man reported to a customer's house yesterday to perform routine scheduled repairs. When he entered the basement to access the equipment, he made an unexpected discovery.

Video: Hungry black bear raids Whistler pizza shop

A hungry black bear made his way into a pizza shop in Whistler, BC, and helped himself to food from the restaurant's pizza warmer, while surprised diners videotaped the shocking incident.

British teen killed by polar bear on remote island

A British teenager is dead and four other people are injured following an attack by a polar bear, on the Norwegian island of Svalbard.

Former Russian Olympic bear now living in rusty bus

Saint Petersburg - Katya, the bear who performed at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, has spent the last two years living in a cage in a rusty bus on the outskirts of St Petersburg.

400-pound captive black bear attacks Michigan woman

Ewen, Michigan - Linda Beck lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She had gone alone to feed her neighbor's bears. It was something she had been doing for years. This time though something went wrong and one of the bears attacked her.

Grizzly kills hiker in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park - A man who was hiking with his wife in Yellowstone National Park was killed by a grizzly after encountering the bear and her cubs along a trail.

Famous polar bear Knut dies at the age of four

Berlin - Knut, the polar bear who became world famous as a cub, was found dead in his enclosure at the Berlin Zoo Saturday afternoon.
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John Chelminiak is recovering from a  horrendous fight  with black bear
John Chelminiak is recovering from a "horrendous fight" with black bear
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Anna Faris on the set with Boo Boo
Anna Faris on the set with Boo Boo
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File photo: Brown bear heads back down underneath the overhang where there is ample shade.
File photo: Brown bear heads back down underneath the overhang where there is ample shade.
A Canadian outdoor scene represented in lights in Dufferin Island Park  during the Festival of Light...
A Canadian outdoor scene represented in lights in Dufferin Island Park, during the Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Baloo the American black bear  Leo the African lion and Shere Khan the tiger at Noah s Ark.
Baloo the American black bear, Leo the African lion and Shere Khan the tiger at Noah's Ark.
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Circus from Moncton  NB comes to Lower Sackville  NS
Circus from Moncton, NB comes to Lower Sackville, NS
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A bear saves a crow from drowning
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Nishanto orders the bear down the stairs
Nishanto orders the bear down the stairs
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Schmute and Maxi  the official Berliner bears.
Schmute and Maxi, the official Berliner bears.
Schnute and Maxi  the official Berliner bears.
Schnute and Maxi, the official Berliner bears.
Schnute and Maxi  the official Berliner bears.
Schnute and Maxi, the official Berliner bears.
Boo Boo in flight
Boo Boo in flight
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Yogi Bear and Boo Boo take flight for picnic food
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo take flight for picnic food
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A black bear takes a swim in a Granada Hills pool
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Bear cub
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