It would seem that I slept through Monday in such a way that I completely forgot about posting a link. That just got me thinking about hibernation, and actually bears. Bears do not hibernate. It sounds ridiculous, I know. I was always told they did. But no, they actually do not truly hibernate. They spend times when food is scarce sleeping a whole lot, but that is different, as they do get up and go looking for food every once in a while. Hibernation is definitively seasonal, and the animal reaches a point of “near-death,” where their temperature is lower, the heart rate is lower, and their breathing rate is lower. Their metabolism pretty much stops. That is all I have to say on bears hibernating.
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