What happens when a Bear Hibernates

Oregon Black Bear - hibernation
May 31 2016

What happens when a Bear Hibernates

Did you ever wonder what happens to a bear when he hibernates?  How can he literally sleep for months?  What happens to the food in its belly?

Watch this fascinating video to find out.

Black bears are indigenous to the cascade mountains.  Unlike the brown or grizzly bear they are fairly docile and tend to leave people alone unless provoked – but don’t even think about getting between a mamma bear and her cub(s).

The biggest challenge that I’ve had with bears here in the McKenzie River area is when they look to our trash can as an easy source of snacks.  Ever see a bear play soccer with a dumpster?  Fortunately after McKenzie Disposal created special bear proof lids, the bear finally left our garbage alone.



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