I have put this site together for many reasons, but chief among them is to help folks understand and learn about bears. To see them for what majestic animals they are, and to inspire others to be curious about them as well. If anyone is interested in sending material my way, or wishes to volunteer to create some content for the site... please click on the contact link and send me a message.
I've always been fascinated by bears. There is something about them that captures the raw purity of nature. All of them hold a fascination for me, although I must admit that the brown bear holds a special place in my heart though. I can't describe it much better than that. There is a magic to bears that is hard to find elsewhere.
Look in the bedroom on nearly any child. What do you see? Teddy Bears, stuffed animal Bears, pictures of bears. Our society thrives on bears. Check out the cartoons... Baloo, Little Bear, Yogi, and Pooh. The influence of the bruin can be seen everywhere. It is inescapable.
I spent several months as an exhibit guide when BEARS: IMAGINATION AND REALITY was being presented at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. And during that time, I saw how interested in bears people were. I also saw how little folks knew. Folklore and myth were more common than knowledge and facts.
They were thirsty, though... they wanted to know; I enjoyed showing them the pelts and telling them about the different bears. There is something really rewarding about helping people to understand things that they really want to learn.
Now, especially, folks need to know. Several species of bear in the world are dwindling, some teetering on the edge of extinction. We are not alone on the Earth. Thousands of other forms of life live here too. If we are to survive, we must do it together. Not just humans and bears, but humans and everything that lives. We're in this together, let's just hope it's not too late to keep it that way.
All of the data on this site is for informational purposes. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any of the information as it has been compiled from various sources at various times and has not always been updated in keeping with current science.