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Bear necessities

Dr Lynn Rogers recently appeared on BBC TV with his bears, romping and playing with creatures perceived to be some of the most dangerous – Black Bears.

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Not that we’re a TV listing website, but this video has such a huge oooh – aaah factor that the animal loving contingency of PlanetSKI in the UK insisted it go up.

Their other argument was that many of our readers live overseas so wouldn’t be able to view the TV programme recently shown on BBC2.

Dr Lynn Rogers is quietly spoken and charismatic and certainly has an exceptional way with these wild creatures, and his Black Bears don’t seem to be as dangerous as we have been led to believe.  One element of the TV programme which really shocked us at PlanetSKI is that bears are still hunted in Minnesota for a 6 week period from 1st September.  Why is this allowed?

“Touch” is key to gaining trust from these wild, wonderful Black Bears.  The video shows Rogers in the USA watching,  at first hand a wild, wide awake hibernating Black Bear called BlackHeart.

Hibernation is an amazing skill where no food or liquid has been consumed for six long months and the body is in almost-complete shut-down

Does this skill of hybernation qualify the Black Bear as an Extreme Animal? 

WIll you ooh and aaah at the cute baby cubs?

We showed another extreme animal video recently on Thermal Hitchhikers.

Black-Heart the hibernating bear with her babies

 

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