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  • Andean bear cubs at National Zoo named

    WASHINGTON — The National Zoo’s 19-week-old Andean bear cubs have names after people voted for their favorites. One cub is named Mayni (MY-nee), which means “unique” in Aymara. The other is named Muniri (moo-NEE-ree). In the Quechua…

  • Black bear population pushing farther into Montgomery County

    WASHINGTON – Maryland bear biologists counting this year’s cubs say the population is thriving, and it could be pushing further into Montgomery County. They’ve been residents of western Maryland for a while in Frederick, Allegheny and Washington…

  • May and June: Increase in bears in D.C. area

    Beware of the bears: It\’s that time of year when more bears roam closer to humans.

  • Summertime bears: Don’t be scared, be cautious

    Bears are opportunistic. They do wander into residential areas searching for food. Here\’s advice for how to deal with a bear encounter.

  • Bears spotted in Prince William County

    Bears are animals you would want to see at the zoo – not in your backyard, but several of them have been seen in Prince William County recently