SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The bears at Dickerson Park Zoo enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast before they settle down for their winter nap.
Yona and Lil’ Bear enjoyed their bear-friendly buffet complete with Thanksgiving-themed treats like pumpkins and other goodies.
The black bears do not go into a full hibernation but will enter a state of decreased physiological activity called torpor.
Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but will be closed on Thanksgiving day.