Animals in winter

During winter the bears will hide away and keep still. This, however, does not mean that they undergo a deep winter sleep, which is commonly known as hibernation, typical of dormice. The body temperature only drops for about 2 °C, their heart rate and metabolism also slow down. During this time the bears do not eat nor drink.

We occasionally notice that the bears may sometimes be active throughout the winter as well. They are exclusively males, because females in this period (December, January) give birth to their young and remain hidden inside their dens.

Cameras have been placed on the locations that bears frequent during the observation season and other forest animals have also been captured on screen. We were particularly impressed with the stag’s curiosity.