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Life Cycle of a Brown Bear
Hibernating in a Den
Winter is coming. A female brown bear finds a cave or digs a cave in dirt. The cave will be her den. She hibernates in the den during the winter. Hibernating is like sleeping all winter long.
A Cub Is Born
A baby brown bear is growing inside its mother’s body. The baby bear is born while the mother is hibernating in the den. The baby bear is called a cub. The cub drinks milk from its mother’s body. The cub grows bigger.
Leaving the Den
The mother bear stops hibernating when spring comes. The mother bear and the cub come out of the den. The cub learns by watching its mother. The cub learns how to find food.
The cub eats lots of food to help it grow. The cub stays with its mother until it is two or three years old. Then it is time for the cub to go away to live on its own.
The Cub Becomes an Adult
The cub becomes an adult bear when it is five or six years old. At age 5 or 6, a female brown bear is old enough to find a mate. Then she will have her own cub when she hibernates in winter.
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