winter sleep

Long Winter's Nap: Alaska Zoo Will Soon Say Goodnight to Black and Brown Bears

Long Winter's Nap: Alaska Zoo Will Soon Say Goodnight to Black and Brown Bears

As he gradually leaves more and more behind, zookeepers start to bring straw in his den inside the black bear building. He makes himself a big nest and, with the onset of winter snow and cold and short days, Zayk is not seen until late spring when temperatures warm and days become longer.