Touring in Bear Country

Touring in Bear Country

Constant Wonder

Brown Bears, Beverly Cleary

Episode: Brown Bears, Beverly Cleary

  • Mar 30, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 41:19 mins

Throughout the earliest stages of American history, brown bears symbolized strength, danger, and western expansion. Indigenous peoples feared them, vaqueros captured them, and gold prospectors eventually drove some of them to extinction. Although human encroachment and intrigue of bears continues today, maybe it’s time to recognize the truth: they’d be happiest if we stayed out. Guest: Bjorn Dihle, wilderness and wildlife viewing guide from Alaska, author of "A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears"