In the Amur region, temperatures too high for November prevent bears from hibernating. How reports Department for the Protection of Wildlife in the region, some individuals still walk through the forests.
“In some areas, half-asleep bears are still walking around near the dens. They no longer need to eat fat for the winter (for most normal bears, everything has long been ready for hibernation), but what prevents them from finally going to bed is the “indecently” high air temperature for their taste,” says the department’s official Telegram channel.
Experts clarify that the problem affected only males; females and cubs went into hibernation at the end of October, despite weather anomalies.
On Tuesday, November 21, above-zero temperatures remain in the Amur region. In Blagoveshchensk the air warmed up to +4°C. According to forecasts from the Amur Hydrometeorological Center, the region will become colder starting November 22. In the north in some places it is down to minus 25...30 degrees, in the southern and central regions in some places it is up to 20 degrees below zero. Above-zero temperatures will leave the region.