Insomniac bears

MOSCOW: Insomniac bears are roaming the forests of southwestern Siberia scaring people as the weather stays too wa-rm for them to fall into their winter slumber. The mammals escape harsh winters by going to sleep in October-November for around six months, but in the Kemerovo region where the weather is unseasonably warm, bears have no desire yet to hibernate. “Due to weather conditions, bears didn’t go into winter sleep on time,” said Tatiana Maslova, chief expert at environmental agency in Kemerovo. To survive the winter rest, bears have to put on extra body fat, up to 180kg, and so spend preceding months devouring as much food as they can find.