So while the discussions continue at to whether there were bears in the Permian age, you don’t need to go to far to see that bears today are in trouble as well. Be it polar bears in the Arctic, the grizzlies in the United States and brown bears in Europe.
Of course, when I came across this article, it only broke my heart even more. It seems that over in the Pyrenees Mountains, humans have been trying to replenish a brown bear population on the verge of extinction and unfortunately, trouble is brewing.
This according to the article entitled “Pyros the Bear, Brought to Replenish the Pyrenees’ Ursine Population, May Have Been Too Successful: The Pyrenees now have little genetic diversity” by Matt Moffett over at the Wall Street Journal. What a tragedy.