Himalayan Bears Turn Aggressive; Reduced Hibernation Periods To Blame
A study conducted by Zoological Survey of India in Kolkata has revealed that there have been behavioural changes in Himalayan Bears, turning them aggressive, leading to increased bear-human conflicts. Experts state drastic reduction in hibernation period from three-five months to 54 days as the cause for aggressiveness. The reduction is being attributed to climate changes and scanty snowfall. Experts from the zoological department stated that this could also have effects on the bears' reproductive cycle.