melorina1st asked in Environment · 1 decade ago

what makes bears to hibernate in winters?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    From Ohio State University:

    "Bears don't hibernate through winter. They just go into a really deep sleep.

    It's easy to understand why you might think bears hibernate. In fact, wildlife specialists are finding that the different kinds of winter sleep have a lot of similarities. "

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  • 1 decade ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernation

    Its a hormone that's released in response to the environment, so bears can survive at colder temperatures because their metabolism is greatly slowed down...its very amazing..you should do a search in scientific journals..theres a lot of research on this topic..

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