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October 30, 2012


bear in water scratching head

How Do Bears Scratch An Itch?

Got an itch? You should take a lesson from bears!

February 22, 2011


brown bear

Hibernating Bears Marvel Scientists

Hibernating bears reduce their metabolism 75 percent yet do not drop their core temperature.

February 25, 2008


Moose with Newborn

Moose, Bears, and Traffic

If you were a pregnant female moose, where would you rather give birth? Deep in the forest? Next to a busy highway? Confused?

December 1, 2005



Did you know that many small animals that stay in cold environments during the winter go into a brief daily hibernation-like state? Scientists call it torpor. Torpor allows the animals to lower their body temperatures greatly, and their breathing and heart rate are so slow you can barely tell they’re alive. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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