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Want the bear facts? 'Eight Bears' explores the dangers these creatures face across the world

A brown bear scratches a tree. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
A brown bear scratches a tree. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Eight species of bears roam the earth. And humans have driven nearly all of them to the brink of extinction.

Gloria Dickie traveled the world to collect the stories of these animals and wrote a new book called “Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future.” She discusses the new novel with Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd.

The cover of “Eight Bears.” (Courtesy)

Author Gloria Dickie. (Courtesy)

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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