Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bears wake from hibernation at Yekaterinburg Zoo

The Yekaterinburg Zoo has entered into spring with the emergence of its bears from hibernation last weekend.

On Saturday, the zoo's Himalayan bear Jay Guy and white-claw bear Korat emerged, E1.ru reports.

On Monday, the brown bears left their dens. The bears carefully looked around their cages, seeing their old toys like swings, tires and more. Additionally, the bears ate bites of apples.

There are still some bears in hibernation, including Chara, a white-claw bear. No movement has been detected in her den, but zoo officials are not worried because, typically, female bears tend to wake up later than male ones, according to E1.ru.

Having slept through the entire winter, the signs of their long hibernation are evident. Their coats are crumpled in places and the bears are clumsy in their movements.

The bears can bee seen in their enclosures at the zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to E1.ru.