Hibernation Fast Facts

Brown bears slow down their heart rate and breathing, and lower their body temperature during hibernation.
They don’t eat, drink, sleep, or go to the bathroom for more than half the year during their hibernation. 
They survive off of the salmon and other food they eat during the summer.
Up to 25% of adult males don’t hibernate at all.

Preparation for winter begins now. See it live on the Brown Bear and Salmon cam, which launches today.

*Photo by Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar
Hibernation Fast Facts
  • Brown bears slow down their heart rate and breathing, and lower their body temperature during hibernation.
  • They don’t eat, drink, sleep, or go to the bathroom for more than half the year during their hibernation. 
  • They survive off of the salmon and other food they eat during the summer.
  • Up to 25% of adult males don’t hibernate at all.
Preparation for winter begins now. See it live on the Brown Bear and Salmon cam, which launches today.
*Photo by Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar

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