A team at Washington State University made the discovery by feeding honey, Pooh's favorite food, to hibernating bears.
“In the summer in Alaska, I see bears out, in the street and playing almost daily."
Keepers encouraged the animals over with food before taking a closer look at their teeth, gums, ossicones, claws and other areas that they wouldn’t usually get...
The animals, including a mother and two cubs, were being held in tiny cages surrounded by muck.
The cute North American black bear cubs were spotted testing out their climbing skills in the sunshine.
“The bears know when it’s chow time," said Sarah Howard, Curator of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center