How Bears Hibernate

How Bears Hibernate

Humans can survive around 20 days without any food. When hibernating, bears go more than 100 days without any food or water, and lose 10%-13% of their total body weight. LEARN MORE:

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Hibernation is different for each species of animal. (0:54)

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    Bears don't urinate, eat or drink during hibernation. (1:46)

  • 3

    A black bear's body temperature and heart rate both decrease significantly during extended periods of rest and inactivity. (2:19)

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