Alaskan bears practice ‘synchronized napping’: video

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Alaskan bears practice 'synchronized napping': video

Two brown bear siblings at a wildlife refuge in Alaska were filmed practicing their “synchronized napping,” perhaps preparing for their upcoming months-long hibernation.

The adorable video, posted by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, shows the brother and sister, named Joe Boxer [“JB”] and Patron, respectively, slowly approach each other before they both topple over right at the same time, ready for snoozing in a comfy green field.

The two bears have become popular attractions at the AWCC, where they first arrived in 2004 after their mother was shot.

According to the AWCC, JB and Patron’s mother had killed a moose in a resident’s backyard in Willow Alaska. Fearing for his dog, the man shot and killed the sow, not knowing she had young cubs nearby. 

The bears were rescued by a tree by a wildlife biologist and have since “thrived” at the wildlife refuge.

 Joe Boxer ("JB")and Patron were first brought into the after a man shot their mother not realizing she had cubs nearby.
Joe Boxer (“JB”)and Patron were first brought into the after a man shot their mother not realizing she had cubs nearby.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
JB and Patron have since "thrived" at the AWCC. According to the center, they have become popular attractions since they arrived in 2004.
JB and Patron have since “thrived” at the AWCC. According to the center, they have become popular attractions since they arrived in 2004.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
JB and Patron in a recent video posted by the AWCC, practice their "synchronized napping."
JB and Patron in a recent video posted by the AWCC, practice their “synchronized napping.”
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
According to AWCC, brown bears can grow to be up to 700 pounds and stand as tall as nine and a half feet on two feet.
According to AWCC, brown bears can grow to be up to 700 pounds and stand as tall as nine and a half feet on two feet.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

“They can both be found wandering their large wooded enclosure, digging holes in the ground, or catching fish in the stream running through their enclosure,” the AWCC said. “The siblings also enjoy roughhousing with each other and their fellow bear, Hugo.”

According to AWCC, brown bears can grow to be up to 700 pounds and stand as tall as nine and a half feet on two feet. They are omnivores and typically eat deer, moose, and a variety of birds as well as leaves and berries.

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