Bears of the world is a wide open frontier full of discovery and intrigue. In this web extra, we talk with John Hechtel who is a retired biologist who worked with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He spent 35 years reseraching bear attacks. We also talk with Elisabeth Kruger who is with the World Wildlife Fund. Kruger worked on a bear watch program in Wales, an Alaska village located in the Bering Strait region. Both were part of the International Conference on Bears that wrapped up in Anchorage.


Our full program, Bond with Bears, airs Sunday June 12 at 4:30 and 10:30 p.m on KTVA Channel 11. The link to all episodes are posted here after they air on Sunday.