Molar Bears

Image of black bear (Ursus thibetanus)

Mama bears know: raising kids is like pulling teeth!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. So, what really stands between a bear and your picnic basket?  Wildlife management! Japanese ecologists need to manage Asian black bears, and that involves tallying up newborn cubs. How does

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Tree Lickers

A koala bear sitting in a tree grabbing a branch

THIRSTY…but stuck in a tree?!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sleeping for twenty hours, snacking for the other four? No, it’s not my COVID-nineteen work schedule – it’s a typical koala bear day! But HOW do koalas stay hydrated with such a “BUSY” routine?

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Bearly Awake

Sleep long, stay STRONG?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Grizzly bears — “Sleeping Beauties” of the animal world!  They hibernate all winter with NO FOOD.  But come springtime, bears emerge from their dens, strong as ever. For we humans, however, even short bed rest

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Panda Picnic

Going vegan? What can a bear claw teach us? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Bears love meat! And occasionally honey — I’m talking to you, Winnie the Pooh! But not ALL bears. For instance, despite their ursine heritage, pandas eat bamboo everyday. However, a

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