Eating healthy is good for bears too!

Updated: Aug 13, 2019


Researchers have found that black bears in Colorado that eat junk food hibernate less and age faster. That may not be startling news to us as that is what our family doctor continually warns us about! What is interesting is how they can tell what bears have been eating. They examined their diet by testing the bears for Carbon 13. Researchers can determine the source of the food as Carbon 13 is found in higher concentrations in corn and cane sugar. Bears get a great deal of this kind of food when they raid garbage cans. Read more about how they determine how long bears hibernate and how researchers determine their aging process age at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bears-eat-human-food-may-hibernate-less-and-age-faster




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