22 Aug '12, 5am

Widespread Drought Spells Trouble For Baby Bears

Widespread Drought Spells Trouble For Baby Bears

Shocked by the prices you’re seeing at the grocery store? Widespread drought is causing the prices of common foods like corn, soy beans, and beef to shoot through the roof. Many families are struggling to keep bellies full despite browning plants and cracking ground, and not all of them are human. DiscoveryNews recently reported that the drought is making it tough for young bears to fatten up for the winter, a problem that could lead to fewer bears being born next Spring. Adult black bears are in little danger of starving during their long winter nap, according to Dave Garshelis of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and co-chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Bear Specialist Group (IUCN BSG). Bears are opportunistic survivors and can eke a living out of a parched landscape, but future generations of bears may be set back by a drought...

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