February 16, 2013

The Great 'Do Bears Hibernate?' Debate

Jason Bittel, Slate


AP Photo

Bears hibernate. They spend all year eating salmon, blueberries, and picnic baskets and then, sometime around baseball playoffs, they all wander off to a cave full of treasure and explorers’ skulls where they curl up in a big furry ball and snore away the winter.  

Everybody knows this! Even small children too young to attend to their own biological functions know how these wild animals make it through a period of harsh weather and food shortage.

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TAGGED: Hibernation, Reproduction, Bears

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