May 26, 2008
Amazing things, Animals
Mother-bear and her cubs were saved by a team of rescuers thus surviving an avalanche! Meet the heroes and the lucky animals!
Tags: bear, Day, rescue, save
They are not being rescued from an avalanche, they are being studied for scientific data. Black bears hibernate under the snow during the winter. The biologists and conservation officers in the picture probably tagged that bear the previous year, so they could find her later to study her. Hibernation is the least stressful time, for the bears, to study them. Afterwards, the mother and her cubs would have been reburied in the den. Whoever wrote that description is an idiot.
That last picture is incredibly cute. Unfortunately, I do believe that bears make lousy pets though
Bingo darren. The photos from the surrounding areas show evidence of this fact as well, if there was an avalanche there would be no shrubs in the area and the snow would not look that clean.
Bears don’t hibernate
who’s the idiot now *cough*
Darren is double right, they’re studying the bears and whoever wrote the description is an idiot.
Thanks for the info, Darren, but that last sentence was unnecessary. Good pictures regardless of circumstance.
Yeah, if you look at the first picture they’re clearly using some sort of tracking device that they must have used to tag the mother with earlier. If they were just rescuing from an avalanche I doubt they’d have that. Plus they’re measuring and weighing the mother and cubs.
Definitely a planned data collection and not a rescue.
Thank you debbie downer.
Do you always have this type of dumbwit attitude that you must put down others who try to spread a moment of awe? You took something that was uplifting and instead had to profess their ignorance.
Sometimes, it’s better to just shut up instead of being right. Take a hint Darren.
@darren. I’m in a little doubt that those little bears will do hibernation?!
Well, I’m not going to label the poster an idiot for one mistake, it does very much seem like copied content as the OP most likely gawked at the pics and typed the first thing that came into her (or his) head.
Tisch- Bears are born during their mother’s hibernation. Or I guess, during their mother’s superficial torpor, according to Matthew’s link. I’m not sure exactly how fast bears grow, but I’d guess that cubs that small were probably born the same winter that these pictures were taken.
Awesome post. I am curious however, as to how the people in the photos are so easily handling the mother bear. The hibernation idea would explain it, or maybe they drugged her. Any ideas?
It’s the ‘eh team!
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the person who wrote that is an IDIOT!
@sel: I would argue that the truth is far more important than a moment of awe. Especially since the truth doesn’t make the moment any less amazing. Thank God for people like Darren who will point out the ever increasing fallacies we find on the internet.
It’s bad enough that some people will believe anything. Worse that some think it a virtue.
You know how they have toy dog breeds? Why can’t someone breed a toy bear that never gets bigger than those cubs. That would make an awesome pet. They’d sell like porn. At least I know I’d buy one.
I like last image most. There’s such much trust in the eyes of the baby bear.
my 2 cents – polarizer
that looks like a load of fun.
One for the pedants:
“While many bear species do go into a physiological state called hibernation or winter sleep, it is not true hibernation.”
It’s called hibernation. Correcting someone like they’re stupid when they’re speaking perfectly clearly and validly indicates you’re a dweeb.
Disturbing a sleeping momma bear and cubs for scientific evidence. Why don’t we just leave things alone? How much are these guys paid to do this? That salary could be better used to clean up this planet! We are in a mess because we mess with things so much!
Actually, bears give birth in early spring. Animals hibernate when winter comes around. Also, it wouldn’t make sense that the mama bear was hibernating because she doesn’t hibernate when she has cubs! Thanks for making me realize what a bunch of idiots America breeds
who cares what they’re doing with the bears or who’s right or wrong? the baby bears are adorable! i agree, i would definitely buy a pet bear if it never got bigger than those baby ones.
Is the fire escape a balcony? ,
Thanks for this info, I really enjoyed reading it!
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