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Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center

  Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center     INTRODUCTION BY BRIAN ALAN BURHOE: Here, along the forested rocky coast of Atlantic Canada, we howl with coyotes. They yip, hoot and kind-of bark.  But not a real a-whooooo … Continue reading






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Muinej The Bear’s Cub – A Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold

  A First Nations Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold     THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY BEARS!  A NATIVE CANADIAN MI’KMAQ STORY RETOLD & FREE TO READ… Introduction by Brian Alan Burhoe. Bears have long appeared in folktales and animal … Continue reading






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The Ant and the Wise Ol’ Bear: A Civilized Bears Cub Tale

  The Ant and the Wise Ol’ Bear   A Civilized Bears Cub Tale     You ask, little cub, about what lies beyond this world.  Let me tell you a story… An Ant was climbing up the rough bark … Continue reading






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Famous Bears in Fact & Fiction – From Gentle Ben to Brutus Bear

  Famous Bears in Fact & Fiction     “GRIZZLY BEARS ARE THE TRUE MONARCHS OF THE WILDERNESS.” Jane Goodall Quote As I said in my posting “Bears in Literature” — bears have appeared in our folk tales since we … Continue reading






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The Polar Bear: From Nanook of the North to Knut the Baby Polar Bear

  Of Polar Bears. As the Water Rises, Their Prospects Fall.   You may have heard of Senator Nicole Eaton’s recent suggestion to re-designate Canada’s National Animal from the industrious Beaver to the mighty Polar Bear.  It’s a cultural change with … Continue reading






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DREAM DICTIONARY: What Your 12 Most Common Dreams Mean

    12 Most Common Dreams “Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.” – Dr. Erich Fromm I’ve always had a fascination with the meaning of dreams, especially after a long yarn with science fiction and … Continue reading






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Women Pioneers of Animal Rights: from Mary Tealby & Nell Shipman to Ingrid Newkirk & Marlice van Vuuren

  Women Pioneers of Animal Rights   Nell Shipman & Brownie    “Nature and her wild children would act for me — not as animated puppets but living, breathing images of wilderness, purity at its Divine source…” Nell Shipman “Animals … Continue reading






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Species Extinction: Extinct Animals & Endangered Species in UK

The number of species that have disappeared on Humankind’s Watch just keeps on growing.  The recent announcement in Canada that the Eskimo Curlew is now “officially” extinct is just the latest. And it saddens us.  Well, “sadden” doesn’t even begin … Continue reading






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Dancing Bears: Inuit Polar Bear Sculptures New Trends in Art

    What is the Canadian national animal?  The Polar Bear! As I’ve previously posted, there’s a movement afoot to declare the Polar Bear as our Canadian Totem animal.  And I wholeheartedly agree with it. In reality an endangered species, … Continue reading






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How the Bear Lost its Tail & Other Bear Stories

Bears are international, even in animal stories and folk tales.  From the classic “Silver Hair and the Three Bears” (which morphed into the kinder, gentler Goldilocks story) to the realistic, often tragic, animal fiction of Sir Charles G D Roberts, … Continue reading






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