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    • Ben M.
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      Turns out the world’s oldest known wild bear lives in Minnesota.

      The World’s Oldest Wild Bear Is Showing Her Age

    • Ben M.
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      What is thought to be the world’s oldest grizzly bear lived in the Manhattan, KS, zoo. By chance, I was at the zoo with my family the day the bear died. It was my older son’s third birthday and we were having a party for him.

      (Probably) The world’s oldest grizzly bear

    • Etter1
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      That is unreal!

    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      Ben, this bear theme is so out of control in my little brain that I just yesterday bought a book on grizzly bear attacks. I’m already about 1/5th of the way through. I’m a little obsessed at the minute. And it’s the fault of everyone here 😉

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      ausjim wrote: Ben, this bear theme is so out of control in my little brain that I just yesterday bought a book on grizzly bear attacks. I’m already about 1/5th of the way through. I’m a little obsessed at the minute. And it’s the fault of everyone here 😉

      FWIW, you’re not alone. There’s a picture that I took of a black bear (Ursus americanus) to my left as I write this. Behind me is a bookshelf with a couple rows of bear books (probably including the one you referenced.) Out in the living room is a picture that I took of a brown/grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) at Denali National Park in Alaska. Oh, and the bow I’m shooting most often these days? A 1958 Bear Kodiak. 😉

      I plumb forgot to mention this hanging opposite the brown/grizzly photo:

    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      eidsvolling wrote: Behind me is a bookshelf with a couple rows of bear books (probably including the one you referenced.)

      ‘Mark of the Grizzly’ by McMillion. It’s been surprisingly outstanding for this kind of book, as he educates as much as he titillates.

      Is that a native american style artwork? It’s pretty cool.

      Jim

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      ausjim wrote: [quote=eidsvolling] Behind me is a bookshelf with a couple rows of bear books (probably including the one you referenced.)

      ‘Mark of the Grizzly’ by McMillion. It’s been surprisingly outstanding for this kind of book, as he educates as much as he titillates.

      Is that a native american style artwork? It’s pretty cool.

      Jim

      I don’t have that one. Just took a look at a preview, and I’m going to add it to the library!

      The artwork is an original piece by the late Roy Thomas,a renowned Ojibwa artist, on paper he made. When I saw it for the first time hanging in a gallery in Minnesota, it grabbed me hard. My wife saw my reaction and bought it secretly for me as a gift. I challenge anyone who sees it in person to deny its power.

    • Ben M.
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      Jim- You’re such a tourist.:lol:

      Truth is, I’ve never seen a bear in the “wild”. I live in their historical range but, along with all large predators besides humans and coyotes, they were extirpated at least 100 years before I was born.

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