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Bearcam Week in Review July 20

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you by your bear cam Mods, LaniH and GABear. Many cam viewers were wondering if any more sows with coy would show up to Brooks River.

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Local Children Gather for Community Conservation Day

A little over a year ago, two boys were seen on the Africa Watering Hole camera throwing rocks at hippos. Explore.org viewers alerted Mpala. The boys were identified and our rangers intervened, avoiding a possible tragedy (hippos are Africa’s most dangerous mammal). Today, it is not hard to imagine the boys joining in the activities of

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This Week on Explore (7/20)

You’ve heard of Shark Week but have you heard of Explore Shark Week?! Tune in this weekend and all next week as we introduce our ocean and shark conservation partners to our community. Follow #exploresharks and our Facebook page to never stop learning about the most misunderstood creatures of the sea! The Chesapeake Conservancy Osprey

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How does a bear family breakup?

By Mike Fitz Through the Bearcam Question form Susan asks, “Have you seen bears ‘emancipate’ their cubs? How do they do it? Drive them away?” I’ve witnessed a bear become emancipated from its mother just once, and at the time I didn’t realize what was happening. In late June 2014, bear 402 had a single

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Four Cubs for 402 Again

By Mike Fitz The sight of spring cubs elicits an air of excitement. Baby animals in general, and spring cubs in particular, represent the promise of the future and their playfulness and curiosity remind us of our own childhood or children. Raising cubs though, isn’t an easy task. Cubs face considerable risk in their young

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