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bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals

bear

see ursus, brunus edwardii and koala. Species of less legitimate lineage include Pooh, Paddington and Brideshead bears.
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This ice platform is shrinking, which means that the bears must cover longer distances between ice and land.
Indeed, commented the Wall Street Journal on January 3, "It also turns out that most of the alarm over the polar bear's future stems from a single, peer-reviewed study, which found that the bear population had declined by some 250, or 25%, in Western Hudson Bay in the last decade.
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BEAR FACTS Estimates remain sketchy, but wild populations of Asiatic black bears seem to have dropped to about 15,000 animals throughout all of Asia, says Dave Eastham of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in London.
He also points out that there's a "radical difference between incorporating bear body image into the fabric of gay consciousness and producing works which serve a segment of the community.
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DON'T LEAVE BEAR ATTRACTANTS OUTSIDE -- Bear attractants include garbage, pet food, and basically anything smelly or edible.
According to local legend, a bear reported to be 10 feet tall was shot and killed in 1877 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Douglas Legg, a Ministry of Natural Resources social and economic researcher, has pegged the economic value of bear hunting in Ontario at more than $20 million in direct annual spending.
These islands form the heart of the proposed Spirit Bear Park.
A bear had been using it as a scratching post," he says.
And, hopefully, he dreams of nuts and berries instead of trash cans, because the Colorado Division of Wildlife decided last year that a problem bear can be relocated only once.