- Yahzmin ♥♥ 4everLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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
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..