Wildlife

Beaufort Sea polar bears equipped in 2014 and 2015 with Fitbit-like devices and neck cameras revealed their daily routines to scientists studying their food needs.

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Beaufort Sea polar bears equipped in 2014 and 2015 with Fitbit-like devices and neck cameras revealed their daily routines to scientists studying their food needs.Yereth Rosen
A hungry marten hunts down a snowshoe hare in a video taken by James Loon, who drove upon the scene while heading to work in rural Quebec on Thursday. Laurel Andrews
A new decade-long study reveals that about a quarter of the caribou that encounter the Red Dog Mine road in Northwest Alaska balk at crossing it during their fall migration, causing them to delay their walk south.Yereth Rosen
Officials have seen a spike in the number of dead deer washing up along the runway of Sitka's airport during hunting season. The carcasses attract birds, which can endanger airplanes.Associated Press

“Disturbing video of a bull moose with its antlers caught on a backyard swing is a prime example of the hazards of attracting wildlife to a residential area,” Colorado wildlife officials said after a resident admitted to using a salt lick to attract moose for wildlife viewing. 

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Beginning Saturday, Finland is holding a second government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching.Jan M. Olsen | Associated Press

In December, Finnmark photographer Jan Helmer Olsen took to the skies to capture incredible aerial footage of the migration of reindeer from Magerøya, Stiikonjárga and Ravdol to Karasjok, Norway.

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Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea ice and bears.Ned Rozell
Cutting-edge research using an ocean glider zigzagging along the Arctic coast and listening for marine mammals found that most favored waters of the offshore Bering Sea currents as opposed to near-shore Arctic currents, while walrus were more prevalent. Carey Restino | Arctic Sounder