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Bearfest symposium covers history of bears, Anan


The Nolan Center hosted the annual Bearfest symposium last Thursday afternoon, July 23. The symposium brings together experts each year to give lectures on a variety of bear-themed topics. This year's symposium guest was Dr. Lance Craighead, who spoke about the history of bears themselves. Other local experts spoke about the Anan bear observatory, as well.

The history of bears, as animals, stretches back millions of years. Craighead said that all bears come from a common ancestor, which eventually evolved and adapted into the variety of bear species that we know today.

"The first lineage th...

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