Deer Collisions on the Rise

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Big Bear City, CA, September 29, 2014 - With mountain highways running along forested areas, wildlife can sometimes be found crossing the road. Drivers are sometimes taken by surprise, and there have been several collisions this year between motorists and bear or deer on routes 18, 330 and 38. State Farm says such crashes could increase. Their … [Read more...]

Wildlife in the Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 6, 2014 - Wild animals are a fairly common sight in the Big Bear Valley and surrounding mountains. Squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and even coyotes are seen every day. There are other animals that we share our home with that we are rarely lucky enough to see. Big Bear was named after the huge Grizzly Bears that roamed the … [Read more...]

Dogs From Hoarding Case Available Now at Weekend Adoption Event

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Devore, CA, July 12, 2014 - On July 2, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control rescued dozens of dogs from a neglectful hoarding situation near Phelan. They transported them to a veterinarian for examination and care for at the County’s Animal Shelter in Devore. Some of the dogs had such severely matted hair, it was hard to distinguish the … [Read more...]

The Evolution of a Forest

San Bernardino Mountains, CA, July 5, 2014 - Long before recorded history, this area was home to Native Americans--in fact, 616 prehistoric archaeological sites remain--and then to Mexicans and Europeans in the early 1800s. Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1848, just a few years before the discovery of gold in the San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Pets and Fireworks

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Big Bear, CA, July 3, 2014 - We will all be enjoying the spectacular fireworks show tomorrow night. That is, if you're a human. But not so much if you're a dog. Here at KBHR, we receive the most reports of dogs being lost after the fireworks display. Here are some things to consider before the festivities begin. First and foremost, don't take … [Read more...]

Critters vs. Litter

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2014 - With year round recreation, the San Bernardino National Forest is one of the busiest in the country. But with more visitors comes extra litter, and the Forest Service is asking for public cooperation in keeping the area garbage-free. Some environmental effects are obvious. Plastics take decades to disintegrate … [Read more...]

New Residents at the Zoo

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 26, 2014 - Shanti and Asha, the Snow Leopard sisters, arrived at LAX via FedEx on Tuesday morning at 3:30 am. Lorie Judd of Big Bear Park and Rec left the mountain at almost midnight on Monday to meet the Leopards and their handlers who had flown in from Seattle. Their crates were loaded into a cargo van and by 4:30 am they … [Read more...]

The Ongoing Evolution of Stanfield Marsh

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 21, 2014 - A favorite scenic spot in Big Bear is the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Habitat that extends east from Stanfield Cutoff. Visitors can park in the southwest corner, stop by the wooden gazebo acting as an informational kiosk, then stroll along the water on the wooden walkway. The wooden walkway has a dual … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Give Big!

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 7, 2014 - Organizations that enrich our community hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and many residents do their best to attend and contribute. This year, we’re trying something different. Following the incredible success of Give BIG Riverside County, the Big Bear Valley is participating this week in Give BIG … [Read more...]

From Wildlife Habitat to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

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Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2014 - In 1959 a forest fire engulfed the San Bernardino National Forest and in the aftermath, several injured animals were found that required care. A makeshift hospital and rehabilitation area called the Wildlife Habitat was set up where the zoo is currently located. Two bobcats and an orphaned baby black bear were the … [Read more...]