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Name: Donna
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Grade: K-3
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Date: 1/3/2005

I am doing research on bears for my new unit. What if any is the difference between denning bears and hibernating bears and which species is involved.

Bears use dens as a shelter to have their cubs in. Dens are also used as a place for hibernation.

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