02 March 2010

Coming out of "Hibernation"

A Big Yawn

With the days getting warmer and Lily's cub getting bigger, 
there is more to view on the bear den cam.
The researchers installed a new microphone so 
the sound is vastly improved.
Lily did not mind the temporary human intrusion into her den space
in order to swap out the equipment.
The cub, now named Hope, should be opening 
her eyes any day now.
This web cam has shown that a mother bear really does not
hibernate but instead sleeps between episodes of caring for 
the rather demanding cub.
The only thing that "hibernates" is her ability to eat
and the fact that she cannot leave her den. 

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