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How long do bears hibernate?

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Bear hibernation times vary based on factors such species and geographical location; bears have a natural instinct for food availability in their area and will begin the process of preparing for hibernation based on this instinct. Seasonal duration also has a strong impact on how long bears will hibernate in a specific part of the world.

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How long do bears hibernate?
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Bears that live in places that are close to the equator, such as Mexico, may hibernate for just a few days, while those that live farther north will experience much longer winters and will hibernate for a correspondingly longer period of time. For example, bears as far north as Alaska may spend more than half of the year in hibernation, and bears at Yellowstone Park tend to hibernate for about 5 months.

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