Black Bear Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Black Bears Are Back In Missouri, But Where Are They Coming From? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/black-bears-are-back-missouri-where-are-they-coming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Black bears can now be found in southern Missouri, thanks to a reintroduction program more than fifty years ago.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Missouri has worked in conjunction with other researchers to trace the origins of the bears.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers used genetic footprints and hair samples to identify which bears came from reintroduced groups in Arkansas, and which were indigenous.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:53:38 +0000 Kristi Luther 28456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Black Bears Are Back In Missouri, But Where Are They Coming From? How many black bears are there in Missouri? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-many-black-bears-are-there-missouri-0 <p>The current answer to that question is unclear, the <a href="http://bit.ly/KmE4Xt ">Kansas City Star says</a>, but in the last two years, scientists with the <a href="http://www.fwrc.msstate.edu/carnivore/mo_bear/">Missouri Black Bear&nbsp;Project</a> have tagged 108 bears in Missouri.</p><p>Now, scientists have begun the third year of a&nbsp;project to document the increasing number of black bears in the state.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 16:17:14 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 3783 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How many black bears are there in Missouri?