Video: Wolf and bear standoff

A wolf is attracted by the scent of an elk carcass, but the meal belongs to a brown bear, the king of the Russian wilderness. The wolf must be patient if it wants to share in the spoils.

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Living with Brown Bears

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Canada has many different animals. Perhaps the most famous animal in Canada is the brown bear. Most brown bears live in peace with their human neighbours. But sometimes bears can cause problems.
 
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A fed bear is a dead bear
Bears often become a problem when they learn that they can get food from humans. They get food from garbage bins. Some bears even break into houses to get food. Bears which are causing a problem are usually moved away from the area. Sometimes bears return to the area they came from. Bears which keep coming back have to be killed. If they are not killed, they might injure or kill humans.
 
Bear encounters
People are not often injured by bears, but it can happen. Some situations are very dangerous, like meeting an injured bear, meeting a mother with cubs, going into a bear’s cave or meeting an angry bear.
 
If you are going somewhere where you might meet bears, you should carry an air horn. The noise of the air horn will scare the bear away. When camping, do not bring food into your tent and clean up all garbage. If you meet a bear, walk slowly away from it. Do not run. A bear can easily run faster than a human. Do not look it in the eye or shout.
 
If a bear attacks you, lie down and put your hands around your head to protect it from bites. Pretending to be dead might save your life.
 
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These sentences are all wrong. Correct them.
a          Bears do not know where to get food.
b          Bears are not frightened of loud noises.
c          Bears cannot run fast.
d          If a bear attacks you, you should try to fight with it.


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Parks Canada

http://www.pc.gc.ca/index_e.asp

Bears of Canada (Global Action Network)

http://www.gan.ca/animals/bears+of+canada.en.html

Photos of wildlife in Canada (Trail Canada)

http://www.trailcanada.com/photos/wildlife.asp