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Name: Laurie D.
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Age: 50s

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Date: 10/29/2004


Question:
In the children's book Good Morning Granny Rose ( Warren Ludwig) a hibernating bear is tossing and turning and Granny puts his paw into his mouth and says " I guess what my Daddy told me was true, bears really do suck their paws during their long winter naps." The children asked me if that was true. Do hibernating bears suck their paws? We could not find any mention of that in our research. An answer will make our day!!


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http://www.zoo.org/educate/fact_sheets/sloth_bear/sloth_bear.htm

Yes, they do.

Steve Sample


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