posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 09:17 AM
And I always thought that bears were more of a northern type creature
What this made me wonder about though, is, do bears in southern regions, that don't experience a cold winter, still hibernate?
Time to google that....
I found my answer although it's not complete. Yahoo answers.
I think the grizzly hibernates even though they're similar to the polar bear, and have even mated with them. Although if I google this, some sites say
they hibernate, others say the bears are seen playing in the snow. I guess only an Alaskan can answer this question.
TextNo. Some species of bears live in the tropics, and they don't hibernate. The sun bear, for example, does not hibernate. Others, like the giant
panda and the polar bear, do not hibernate. Black bears that live in warm climates may be active year round, although black bears may hibernate in
other, colder areas.
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