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Two unrelated black bear cubs are getting acclimated to life in captivity and to one another at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage before being shipped to a new home in Texas. Until their 2015 departure, the zoo will be allowing the public to view the duo. 

Megan Edge
Two unrelated black bear cubs are getting acclimated to life in captivity and to each other at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage before being shipped to a new home in Texas. Until their 2015 departure, the zoo will be allowing the public to view them. Megan Edge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials made an unusual discovery hidden away inside luggage bound for China as it passed through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport -- more than 200 live baby turtles.Sean Doogan

Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles.

Sean Doogan
Federal officials on Tuesday proposed designating an area more than twice the size of California as critical habitat to protect ringed seals, animals dependent on dwindling Arctic sea ice and snow for their survival. Yereth Rosen

A hobbled moose in an Anchorage neighborhood is making its way around on three legs, and officials with the Department of Fish and Game warn citizens not to feed the moose, even if they'd like to.

Megan Edge
Montana researchers say they now have evidence grizzly bears in that state follow elk hunters hoping to scavenge their kills. At least, that's what one bear fitted with a GPS-tracking collar did. The scientists fitted 100 hunters and eight bears with GPS units. Craig Medred
A giant Pacific octopus named Dot laid thousands of eggs this fall at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, but that means her days are numbered. Megan Edge

Orphaned in Galena this fall, three black bear cubs discover the joys of playing in snow for the first time. The triplets will be moved to a sanctuary in Colorado.

Megan Edge
Three Galena black bear cubs finally have a home. The triplets, orphaned during the first weeks of September, will be sent to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, said the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Megan Edge

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