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Polar bear dies at South African zoo

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:25

One of South Africa`s two polar bears has died at the Johannesburg Zoo, leaving its mate now believed to be the only polar bear in Africa, a veterinarian said today.

UK scientist solves Himalayan mystery on Yeti?

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 16:37

An Oxford University researcher has claimed that Bigfoot is nothing but a cross between an ancient polar bear and brown bear.

In ancient male polar bears `size did matter`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 14:29

Ancient polar bears with surprisingly large penis bones suggest that they had infrequent but long-lasting sex sessions, it has been revealed.

`Arctic ice melt could wipe out polar bears`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 12:30

An unexpected increase in Arctic sea ice melt and global warming trends could wipe out half the polar bear numbers in a single year, researchers have warned.

Polar bear dies from zebra virus

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 18:00

Scientists have warned equine herpes might have developed the ability to jump species in the same way as influenza, after a polar bear died in a zoo in Germany after catching herpes from a zebra.

Study shows polar bears older than previously thought

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 09:25

Polar bears evolved as a separate species far earlier than previously thought, according to a new genetic study.

Injured victims of polar bear attack recuperating

Last Updated: Saturday, August 06, 2011, 23:58

The four British survivors of a deadly polar bear attack in Norway`s Arctic Svalbard archipelago have been operated on and will be transferred home as soon as possible, officials said.

Polar bear, arctic fox in endangered list

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 16:07

Arctic foxes, polar bears and musk oxen are now in the list of endangered species.

Katie Holmes considering icy plunge with Polar Bear Club in undies

Last Updated: Thursday, September 09, 2010, 18:02

Katie Holmes has been revealed to be considering taking an icy plunge with the Polar Bear Club in Coney Island, New York.

PM Putin tags polar bear in Russia`s Arctic

Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 22:52

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is playing the eco warrior in Russia`s Arctic, helping scientists track endangered polar bears and calling for a clean up of the pristine region.

Polar bear ban defeated at UN conservation meeting

Last Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 19:35

A US-backed proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear skins, teeth and claws was defeated Thursday at a UN wildlife meeting.

Climate change in past helped in evolution of polar bear: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 2010, 09:29

Global warming may be threatening the survival of polar bears, but similar climactic changes in the past have played an important role in the evolution of the species, a new study has claimed.