‘El Jefe’ the jaguar, famous in US, photographed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They call him “El Jefe,” he is at least 12 years old and his crossing of the heavily guarded US-Mexico border has sparked celebrations on both sides. “El Jefe” — or “The Boss” — is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the frontier, one of few known to have … Read more

‘El Jefe’ the jaguar, famous in US, photographed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — They call him “El Jefe,” he is at least 12 years old and his crossing of the heavily guarded US-Mexico border has sparked celebrations on both sides. “El Jefe” — or “The Boss” — is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the frontier, one of few known to have crossed … Read more

‘El Jefe’ the jaguar, famous in US, photographed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — They call him “El Jefe,” he is at least 12 years old and his crossing of the heavily guarded US-Mexico border has sparked celebrations on both sides. “El Jefe” — or “The Boss” — is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the frontier, one of few known to have crossed … Read more

ICM Agent Joanne Roberts Wiles Joins Black Bear’s Management Division – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: The Imitation Game black outfit Bear Pictures is bolstering the senior ranks of its fledgling management division with the hire of respected former ICM Partners and William Morris agent Joanne Roberts Wiles. While a partner at ICM, Wiles represented filmmakers including Cooper Raiff (Cha Cha Real Smooth), the Duplass Brothers (Cyrus), Karyn Kusama (yellowjackets), … Read more

Black bears may play important role in protecting gray fox — ScienceDaily

Bears are known for being devoted and protective of their baby cubs, but research from the University of New Hampshire shows that they may also play a significant role in shielding gray fox from predators like coyotes, who compete with the fox for food and space. The research is one of the first studies to … Read more

MDC plans open house meetings

Their numbers are rising in Missouri, and more black bears are being seen in surprising places. What’s going on with Missouri’s black bears? The Missouri Department of Conservation will soon present a series of open houses — including one in Springfield — so people can learn more about black bears in Missouri. A few weeks … Read more

Study Finds Reduced Microbial Diversity in Guts of Wild Bears That Eat Human Food

A recent study suggests that eating human food has a pronounced effect on the microbiome of black bears. Specifically, researchers from North Carolina State University and Northern Michigan University found that wild bears who consumed a lot of processed foods had far less diversity in the microbial ecosystems of their guts. “We know a ‘western’ … Read more