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Old 12-20-2017, 12:00 AM
 
Location: SC
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Went for a walk at the zoo today and caught a few picks of these two napping.

The picture really doesn't do them justice because there is no sense of scale. Their heads are gigantic, yet at the same time, I understand these two are relatively small.

As the far one slept, I could see his eyeball, under closed lid, moving back and forth in REM sleep. At the same time his mouth was working - as if he was chewing something - definitely not picnic baskets as "Yogi" would probably dream.

Every once in a while, he would spread the toes of his foreleg and his claws would be more exposed - killing equipment indeed.

All I could think as I watched him sleep was... I NEVER want to encounter him (her?) or any of their compatriots out in the wild.

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Old 12-20-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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don't they have a place to hibernate in their enclosure?

some place that'd look/feel like a cave type thing but people could still see them.

Maybe grizzly bears don't hibernate?

now you've done it-I'm going to have to google. this early in the morning. sigh
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I hope they aren't denied a place to hibernate just to be available to public...

Hee hee, PAH, google this early...






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don't they have a place to hibernate in their enclosure?

some place that'd look/feel like a cave type thing but people could still see them.

Maybe grizzly bears don't hibernate?

now you've done it-I'm going to have to google. this early in the morning. sigh
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:19 PM
 
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I doubt they have the urge nor necessity to hibernate if they are in S.C.
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