Bears Without Fear by Kevin Van Tighem

By Kevin Van Tighem

Bears: with no worry
Fear of bears turns out nearly to join what it really is to be human.
Our species emerged out of the depths of time right into a global already populated through those nice carnivores.
Before we mastered iron and later constructed firearms, we had few defences opposed to bears—only watchful warning and problematic ceremonies and sacrifices to thrust back fear.
Where human populations develop, bears have characteristically diminished or disappeared. but if we go back to the wild, to areas the place bears nonetheless live to tell the tale, all our primeval fears wake up again.
The probability of an vehicle twist of fate to be able to undergo nation a long way outstrips the chance of a close-range stumble upon with a endure, yet its the undergo that concerns us as we hurtle down the pavement at 100 kilometres an hour.
In this well timed and delicate publication, Kevin Van Tighem calls on a long time of expertise, wisdom and knowing so as to enlighten readers approximately our dating with and perspective towards bears.
Along the way in which we're faced with the realities confronting those nice animals because of our ever-expanding human inhabitants and their ever-shrinking normal habitat. via ancient study, box remark, functional recommendation, own anecdotes and an array of attractive pictures, Van Tighem has written a entire booklet that's intended to demystify bears with the intention to advertise a deeper knowing of those robust but weak creatures.

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Bears Without Fear

Bears: with out worry worry of bears turns out virtually to join what it's to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time right into a international already populated by way of those nice carnivores. prior to we mastered iron and later constructed firearms, we had few defences opposed to bears—only watchful warning and difficult ceremonies and sacrifices to thrust back worry.

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Winnie soon became a familiar sight on Salisbury Plain, trailing after Colebourn and other soldiers and begging for food. The brigade adopted her as its mascot. When the soldiers shipped out for France in December, Colebourn had to make arrangements for the little bear’s care. He lent her to the London Zoo, where he visited her often when he was on leave. He formally donated her to the zoo in 1918. Winnie became a popular attraction, entertaining thousands of British children before she died at the ripe old age of thirty.

63 million years ago, across the low-lying plains that once joined Siberia to Alaska. Compared to the black bear, grizzlies (the same species as Europe’s brown bears) were latecomers. They arrived in Alaska toward the end of the last Ice Age and only spread south across North America after the continental ice sheets had melted back, some twelve to fifteen thousand years ago. Some biologists believe grizzly bears were still expanding their range eastward toward the Atlantic when they encountered Europeans spreading west with their guns and strychnine.

Ironically it was not ranching that had become a threat to the area’s bears, but the national park itself. A location next to a national park is a gold mine for a The Waterton Front. 59 developer. The land prices adjacent to the park – higher than elsewhere in western Alberta – soon tempted some ranchers to sell and created more tax pressure for the rest. Waterton’s neighbours had previously fought off similar development threats, but this time was different. Some area ranchers were in financial difficulty or growing too old to keep up with the hard work.

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