WONDER #2629: What Happens if You Wake a Bear From Hibernation?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. why and how bears hibernate and why you shouldn’t wake them.
  2. why quality sleep is important to all animals.
  3. why humans don’t hibernate.
  4. how researchers who study bear hibernation hope to help future stroke patients.

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following does NOT happen to a bear when it hibernates?

  1. The bear’s heart rate slows.
  2. The bear’s body temperature drops a few degrees.
  3. The bear loses the ability to open its eyes until spring.
  4. The bear burns calories slower.

Question 3 of 3

Scientists have learned that bears keep much of their _____________ while hibernating.

  1. honey
  2. muscle and bone mass
  3. regular activities
  4. aggression

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-Happens-if-You-Wake-a-Bear-From-Hibernation.