Bears http://wunc.org en Scientists Collar Asheville's Black Bears To Study Their Urban Population http://wunc.org/post/scientists-collar-ashevilles-black-bears-study-their-urban-population <p></p><p></p><p>NC State University and the Wildlife Resources Commission are catching bears that live in and around Asheville and tracking them using satellite collars. The five year study began in May and is the first of its kind in the Southeast.</p><p></p><p>The Wildlife Commission's Brad Howard said the urban bear study will help answer a lot of questions, not only for Asheville, but other developed areas where bears have been spotted lately, including Raleigh.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:39 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37418 at http://wunc.org Scientists Collar Asheville's Black Bears To Study Their Urban Population Bear Spotted In Raleigh, 'Looking For A Place To Live' http://wunc.org/post/bear-spotted-raleigh-looking-place-live <p></p><p>Early Monday, officials were tracking a bear in the Five Points area of Raleigh. <a href="http://www.wral.com/bear-spotted-in-raleigh-s-five-points-area/13713002/">WRAL reported</a> that information about the bear began to come in after midnight.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:50:30 +0000 Carol Jackson, Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 36941 at http://wunc.org Bear Spotted In Raleigh, 'Looking For A Place To Live'