A brown bear cub that collapsed in front of a popular web cam in Katmai National Park and Preserve and later died was killed by canine adenovirus, an infection also found in cats, dogs, and wolves, a national lab in Wisconsin found. Officials still don't know what killed another brown bear, this one an adult, who, days later, also died in front of the camera.Hannah Colton | KDLG
A magpie flies around inside the Z.J. Loussac Library in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Library staff believes the magpie entered the building through the construction area on Sunday Nov. 15. The library is under-going renovation. Staff have propped a window open and placed food near the window in hopes of luring it outside. They are hoping it will exit when the weather warms up. The magpie is not causing any problems except for the staff having to clean up after it. Two magpies were inside the library in October and they left through the open window.
The unexplained death of a bear cub last month in Katmai National Park and Preserve might have gone unnoticed -- if it hadn't happened in front of the camera of a popular webcam. Then, hours after a park service staff retrieved the cub's body for a necropsy, a second bear -- an adult this time -- mysteriously died as viewers looked on.Hannah Colton | KDLG
Goshawks are one of the larger hawks and judging by the number of young birds in the Delta Junction and Paxson areas, they’ve had a successful breeding season. Goshawks do well in areas with heavy cover so the Delta area is ideal habitat.John Schandelmeier
The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward says up to 2 million people may have seen Woody, the last of its original trio of Steller sea lions, before staff had to euthanize the ailing 22-year-old animal Monday.Chris Klint
Peter Williams of Sitka is a hunter-designer-entrepreneur with an unusual ethic. “My business is not separate from my activism,” he said. “It’s not separate from my spirituality, it’s not separate from my culture.” Ross Perlin
A new study says polar bears in Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Sea region are spending more time on land in the summers as the amount of summer sea ice in the region continues to shrink. And that could lead to myriad problems -- not only for the bears, but also for the humans they may run into.Chelsea Harvey | The Washington Post