Short Wave: How Bears Come Out Of Hibernation Jacked

Spring is in the air — and so are black bears coming out of hibernation. 

Rae Wynn-Grant, a large carnivore biologist, explains there’s a lot more going on during hibernation than you might expect.

Like giving birth. And re-absorption of nutrients from their poop.

Talk cool seasonal science facts with Maddie on Twitter @maddie_sofia.

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This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.


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