Ice bombs, and melons: a bear can cope with heat well

woman Steinmeier, bears have a very thick skin. As a layman, one would think that the animals suffer from the heat. To what temperatures the bears are accustome

Ice bombs, and melons: a bear can cope with heat well

woman Steinmeier, bears have a very thick skin. As a layman, one would think that the animals suffer from the heat. To what temperatures the bears are accustomed to in their natural environment?

Anna Vollmer

volunteer.

F. A. Z.

it depends on where you are located. We have a European brown bear, are already here. At these temperatures, so.

Even if it is now significantly hotter than about 20 years ago?

Yes, the animals adapt. Animals and people are suffering, Yes, equally under the heat. And our bears have large enclosures with plenty of woods and several ponds. With the weather you are in the shade or in a Hollow and doze off in front of him. And they bathe very much in the pond. We have large natural ponds, created ponds, small pools. So there are plenty of ways to cool off. There is also a natural stream that flows through the three enclosures.

sweat bear? Or pant like dogs?

you don't sweat like a human. Therefore, it is for a bear is very important to be able to bathe, which is its cooling time. In the summer months Since they are much and often can be seen in the ponds. Sometimes you lie on your back, relax, and hang feet out. It looks like in the dead sea.

Have bears in summer and Winterfell?

Yes. If it goes to the spring, the summer, they lose their fur, they look sometimes like busted sofa cushions, to the coat is through.

people are in the heat, often more aggressive. You will also notice in the case of the bear, a character change?

no, not really.

Are several of your bears alone, or?

We have bears a three-group, multiple groups of two, and also Single. In nature there are solitary but in captivity, they are considered to several. We put together the groups so that the bears understand. Not every bear can bear each.

where do you get your 15 bear?

All not so good attitude. Some from the circus, some of the smaller animal parks. A few come from Albania, where they in small cages, have lived.

How old are the bears you get?

This is different. In the early years we have especially older animals, some 25 or 26 years old. In the last years, the Albanian then came the niches bear to, they were younger animals. Luna was four or five, and Rocco, eight.

How old are bears?

Average mid-30's. There are cases, also in Germany, in which a bear 41Jahre has become old, but these are exceptions. In nature, bears mid-20s are already old.

you will be in a posture so older?

Yes, because you can medically do much. The main disease is osteoarthritis, you have pain and limp. As drugs help. Our oldest bear, has become 37.

There are many expressions that associate animals with the heat, like monkeys in heat, or bear the heat. Where does it come from?

The is of the people. We must not forget that the bears can cope much better with heat than we do. While we have to work, can lay in the shade and all day verdösen. We feed melons and ice bombs, the it cools again. As you get through the days.

make sure that the animals on hot days, eat something different?

Yes, the us is no different. Water melons are available at the bear high in the course. We provide per bear of a melon, but you would eat, probably more.

What to eat bear otherwise?

The main food consists of 80 percent fruits and vegetables and 20 percent meat and fish.

And in the summer there is Cool to do this?

Yes, ice bombs. In a bucket of nuts, carrots, Apples come, strawberries, grapes – whatever you got. Then a layer of water over it, and the bucket for 24 hours to cool the house until everything is nice and frozen. You can thaw a little and turn them inside out, then it is a proper dessert.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 04:20

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