In November, unusually warm weather set in in the Amur region, which disrupted the usual hibernation schedule for bears.
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Specialists from the Department for Wildlife Protection of the Amur Region warned of the danger associated with this situation. They reported that in some areas of the region, half-asleep predators continue to actively move near their dens, despite the fact that most bears are already ready for winter.
Abnormally high temperatures for this period caused this emergency situation.
Experts note that it was mainly males who were under this influence. While females with cubs have already gone into hibernation at the end of October.
This unusual situation has become a source of concern as it could lead to unusual behavior by bears and increase the risk of encounters with people. Previously, game managers warned that such situations could increase the aggressive behavior of bears and tigers towards humans.