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Cool baths help bears adapt to warm summers

grizzly bear cooling down in water

Photo By: Neal Herbert, NPS

Learn how joint work between WSU and U Idaho is contributing to a better understanding of grizzly bear thermoregulation and their ability to meet environmental challenges and its implications regarding climate change.

The research was part of a joint effort by researchers at Washington State University, the University of Idaho, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S. Geological Survey and the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team in Montana.

Follow the link below (Incognito window suggested) to read further.

Article courtesy of Billings Gazette- Brett French Jan 17, 2021

https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/cool-baths-help-bears-adapt-to-warmer-summers/article_e73e5aa6-ac64-5e95-9a50-a971b06529f1.html

 

grizzly bear at WSU walking on metabolic treadmill

Photo courtesy Darrell Kilgore and Tony Carnahan