Polar bear dies at South African zoo

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.

In ancient male polar bears `size did matter`

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`

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

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

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

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

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

PM Putin tags polar bear in Russia`s Arctic

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

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

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.

Environmental stresses shrinking polar bears

A new research has indicated that environmental stresses could be causing physical changes in the bears, making them shrink over the last century.