Fun in the snow.
Yes you are right – most brown bears should be sleeping during these cold snowy days as they would normally hibernate through the winter and re-emerge from their dens when the snow has disappeared and the fresh vegetation is available to eat in the springtime. But at the Libearty bear sanctuary in Romania there are always a few bears who prefer to play rather than sleep.
The staff at the sanctuary provide food for the bears throughout the year – even when it is snowing. So some of the bears realise they don’t need to hide away in winter dens and seem to like to play in the snow with their companions – stopping only to snack on some apples or carrots generously supplied by the sanctuary.
These two bears clearly don’t feel the cold – they have thick fur coats and also an enjoyment for life that they are now able to display after being rescued from a life of misery in cramped cages. So why shouldn’t they spend a little time chilling out with a pal?
There are now over 60 rescued bears living in the forested Romanian bear sanctuary – but another 20 bears need to be rescued this year – so if you want to help please make a donation or ‘adopt a bear’ through their web site at: http://www.ampbears.ro/en/adopt-a-bear