Watch the the bears at the Washington State University Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, a one-of-a-kind facility providing information and understanding for bear conservation.

The bears also provide invaluable insight into human health because of their ability to regulate insulin and avoid muscle atrophy during hibernation.


Watch the bears at the WSU Bear Center:


Bear Conservation and Research


Bears digging a den


October enrichment for the bears


A key to human heart disease could lie with hibernating grizzly bears


More photos and videos of the grizzlies at the WSU Bear Center


Bear stories

Who’s been sleeping? (Research at WSU on bear health and resilience)

What can the hibernation of bears teach humans?

Cool baths help bears adapt to warm summers (Billings Gazette, January 17, 2021)

Spring wake up: Researchers unlocking secrets of seasonal change at WSU Bear Center

WSU’s grizzly bears lose weight on Thanksgiving?


More news and updates about the WSU Bear Center