Bear 64F is believed to be one of three animals who've broken into dozens of homes in South Lake Tahoe in the last year and helped themselves to messy meals, enchanting the internet.
A Greensboro lawmaker has co-sponsored a bill seeking to block bear hunting in North Carolina sanctuaries.
A bear attack has prompted some closures and restrictions on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville.
A man in Alaska, who said that he had been mauled by a bear and that the animal had returned to his camp and harassed him every night for a week, was rescued by the Coast Guard.
The annual competition is put on by Alaska's Katmai National Park & Preserve to choose the fattest bear. This year, Holly beat out Lefty in the championship round, winning more than 80% of the votes.
Bears preparing for hibernation need to eat as much as they can for the winter. In Alaska, this habit has turned into an Ursine March Madness with bears going head-to-head to see who is the fattest.
In many parts of the world, it is illegal to shoot a brown bear with cubs. The restrictions have made mother bears more likely to spend an extra year with their cubs.