As winter draws in and the weather gets colder the bears at the Libearty bear sanctuary in Romania have one thought on their minds – sleep. The sanctuary staff provide lots more food at this time of the year so the bears fatten up and get ready for their long winter sleep. The bears are able to sleep for a few months during the snowy weather as they live off their fat stored from the past weeks of eating everything in sight.
Now they are sleepy and are looking for a den to snooze away the winter, just as the wild bears are doing in the mountains around the bear sanctuary. Some bears in the sanctuary will sleep deep inside dens they have dug for themselves, while some will sleep in a large ‘bird’s nest’ of branches they have pulled together on the ground. But as the sanctuary staff always make sure there is food for the bears throughout the winter, some of the bears fight the urge to sleep and stay up throughout the snowy weather and seem to enjoy playing in the snow. But most bears are very sleepy around now and doze off at any opportunity.
Don’t forget – if you want to give someone a special Christmas present this year – why not give them a bear adoption? See: http://www.ampbears.ro/en/adopt-a-bear to adopt one of the Romanian rescued bears and get an adoption certificate for a friend. You can also get the book – Bear Sanctuary http://amzn.to/pWBWaQ as a Christmas gift, and maybe next year you could even make a visit to the Libearty bear sanctuary to see the bears enjoying their freedom.