Bear Hibernation Preparation
I was told that when bears prepare to hybernate they
need to prepare themselves to prevent from defecating. Is this true?
This is true. Bears will eat dirt, pine cones, bark and anything else that
would do the job!
Not really. The metabolism of a hibernating bear is slow enough that
defecation probably does not occur. Other hibernators do wake and defecate
during hibernation. This article is very informative:
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Update: June 2012