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Bear trapped after wandering in Poughkeepsie, NY

A young black bear is headed back to the wilderness after wandering through the city streets of Poughkeepsie (poh-KIHP'-see). Full story

Baby bears adopted by China farmer

   A pair of baby black bears are being raised by a tea farmer in China after they were discovered huddled together by a hillside. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

Vacationing with Papa, Mamma and Baby Bear

Meet a couple who chose to go face-to-snout with black bears in Minnesota on their vacation. Full story

Bear rescued after getting stuck in tree

   A large black bear was recued after getting stuck in a tree in New Jersey. Msnbc's Contessa Brewer reports.

Best national parks for spotting wild critters

You don’t need to go on safari to see wild creatures up close — just head to one of these U.S. national parks Full story

Mischievous bear, officials have standoff in Virginia

   A black bear evades authorities for several hours Friday before finally being captured high up in a tree. Msnbc.com's Al Stirrett reports.

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  Bears and tiger, BFF's in China

Two black bear cubs play with their new friend, a tiger cub, while living at the nursery of an animal park in China. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Chilling 911 calls detail vicious bear attack

A city councilman from Bellevue, Wash., is recovering after being attacked by a bear near his vacation home in a rural part of the state. His wife’s screams for help can be heard during a dramatic emergency call. NBC’s George Lewis reports.

  Bear at private zoo kills caretaker

Brent Kandra, 24, was mauled to death by a 350-pound black bear at a private sanctuary for retired entertainment animals.  Some are saying the death could have been prevented. TODAY’s Amy Robach reports.

  Bear ransacks apartment trash bins

Black bear rummages through Florida apartment complex's trash bins. WESH's Dave McDaniel reports.

  Bear found roaming Penn. neighborhood

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials were able to tranquilize a black bear that was spotted running around a neighborhood. WPXI's Jodine Costanzo reports.

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A young black bear falls from a tree safely into a net
A young black bear falls from a tree safely into a net

***MEMBER PAPER IMAGE; CALL FOR PERMISSION***A young black bear falls from a tree safely into a net Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 after being darted with a tranquilizer near downtown Missoula, Mont. A crew from Northwestern Energy helped hold the net with officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

***MEMBER PAPER IMAGE; CALL FOR PERMISSION***A young black bear falls from a tree safely into a net Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 after being darted with a tranquilizer near downtown Missoula, Mont. A crew from Northwestern Energy helped hold the net with officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.