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Hibernating Black Bear

Caption: A young male American black bear, captured in south-central Alaska as a nuisance animal, is shown having just been placed in an artificial den. The bear is part of the hibernation research conducted by Øivind Tøien, research scientist with the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and first author of the Science paper on bear hibernation, and Brian M. Barnes, senior author on the same paper and IAB director.

Credit: Øivind Tøien, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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