A question that we are often asked when we present an educational program is, “Do bears really hibernate?” Joel Zachry answers this question in today’s video. you will learn that “hibernation” has a different meaning here in the southern Appalachian mountains than it does in the far north. Click here to learn about the winter habits of our black bears.
The orphaned cubs at ABR do instinctively know that when days get shorter and cooler and nights are longer, it is time to huddle together inside a “den” for rest and warmth. This photo, taken last winter, shows some of our “hibernating” cubs.