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Defuzzing fun

Duration: 01:45

As the temperature begins to rise in May, the bears must remove the fur undercoat that has kept them warm throughout the winter. A good long scratch and rubbing themselves against nearby trees all helps to get rid of the extra fur. After being stuck underground for seven months, playing with each other is an ideal way to get strong and fit once more, but the mother, June, has her hands full with three energetic yearlings cubs to look after.

Available since: Tue 27 Oct 2009


Lynn Rogers
Ted Oakes

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Natural World 2009-2010, Bearwalker of the Northwoods: Natural World

1/14 A portrait of the lives of black bears in northern Minnesota, with biologist Lynn Rogers.

First broadcast: 28 Oct 2009

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