Bears Go To Sleep

This week is our hibernation week. This is when most of the wildlife that sleep the winter months away, are making their dens and falling asleep. This is an interesting way of conserving energy and using up fat stores. The animals are quite often in a deep sleep but can be found sometimes sleepwalking. Bears on the other hand, sleep quite peacefully on a bed that they have made themselves out of leaves, moss, sticks and sometimes other materials they can find. A bear is known to be quite noisey when they hibernate with lots of moaning, grunting, and snoring. Some of the smaller animals that hibernate such as the ground squirrel and the woodchuck can sometimes be hibernating but will quite often get up and walk around! Sometimes even be found outside their winter’s den, and be seen walking and even collecting food.Favicon