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