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A grizzly bear wanders through fresh snow in late fall nearCanmore, Alberta.

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Each year, Knight’s Taxidermy in Anchorage, Alaska, processes more than 200 brown bear pelts.

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“A fed bear is a dead bear” is the motto of bear biologists who warn of more bears being killed as people continue to encroach upon bear habitat.

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“A fed bear is a dead bear” is the motto of bear biologists who warn of more bears being killed as people continue to encroach upon bear habitat.

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“A fed bear is a dead bear” is the motto of bear biologists who warn of more bears being killed as people continue to encroach upon bear habitat.

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A Montana man relaxes in the evening with his dog and stuffed grizzly bear.

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A grizzly bear sits in a culvert trap and waits to be relocated. The bear and her cub were caught after prowling through neighborhoods near Whitefish, Montana.

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Veteran bear biologist Carrie Hunt of the Wind River Institute trains Karelian bear dogs to recognize bears’ scent

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A grizzly bear sits in a culvert trap and waits to be relocated. The bear and her cub were caught after prowling through neighborhoods near Whitefish, Montana.

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A grizzly bear sits in a culvert trap and waits to be relocated. The bear and her cub were caught after prowling through neighborhoods near Whitefish, Montana.

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A grizzly bear sits in a culvert trap and waits to be relocated. The bear and her cub were caught after prowling through neighborhoods near Whitefish, Montana.

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Montana Fish & Game employee Tim Manley fires a rubber bullet at a grizzly bear as it’s being released near Glacier National Park. The bear was trapped and relocated near Whitefish, Montana.

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A grizzly bear sits in a culvert trap and waits to be relocated. The bear and her cub were caught after prowling through neighborhoods near Whitefish, Montana.

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Veteran bear biologist Carrie Hunt of the Wind River Institute trains Karelian bear dogs to recognize bears’ scent

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Montana Fish & Game employees work with Carrie Hunt of the Wind River Bear Institute and their Karelian bear dogs to chase “problem bears” away from areas used by people

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A grizzly bear sits in a culvert trap and waits to be relocated. The bear and her cub were caught after prowling through neighborhoods near Whitefish, Montana.

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Montana Fish & Game employees work with Carrie Hunt of the Wind River Bear Institute and their Karelian bear dogs to chase “problem bears” away from areas used by people

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Doug Chadwick with one of the trainees at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah.

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Doug Chadwick with one of the trainees at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah.

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Doug Chadwick with one of the trainees at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah.

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Doug Seus with Bart the Bear (the late star of movies and television) at their training facility in Utah.

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Barney the bear stands up for a spoonful of grape jelly from his trainer, Ruth LaBarge, just as a gust of wind lifts up the corner of her shirt.

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Barney the bear stands up for a spoonful of grape jelly from his trainer, Ruth LaBarge.

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Doug Chadwick roars along with Tank the Bear at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah.

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Ruth LaBarge’s trained bear is all roar and no bite for a group of Boy Scouts in southern California.

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Russ Chadwick, an intern at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah, waves with one of his trainees.

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Doug Chadwick waves with one of the trainees at Wasach Mountain Wildlife, an animal training facility in Utah.

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Scott Handley and Baloo the bear make the rounds of his California ranch. “Few people understand the commitment,” says Handley. “I can’t take a vacation. He gets lonely.”

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The star of Dr. Doolittle II, Tank the Bear is trained to “open wide”

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Biologist Dick Shideler studies tranquilized Grizzly Bears in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

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Biologist Dick Shideler studies tranquilized Grizzly Bears in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

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Biologist Dick Shideler studies tranquilized Grizzly Bears in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened polar bear (Ursus maritimus) foraging in a dumpster at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (one of the world’s largest industrial zones.)

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Mother grizzly and cubs in the Arctic (on the Beaufort Sea in Prudhoe Bay.)

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