Winter sleep approaches
The bears' preparation from here will focus on bed making in their sleeping chamber and the final couple weeks of bulking up from their food.
As more snow comes in November the bears will slow down and we will taper off their food supply. This, combined with the ever shortening days, will prompt the bears to enter their winter dormancy period.
During this winter dormancy the bears are not in an actual true hibernation state but have reduced heart rates, breathing rates and body temperatures. Their metabolism also switches to surviving off of their accumulated body fat. The bears, however, are still awake enough to stretch, roll around or even go for little sleep walks out of the den.
All of this activity keeps their muscles, tendons and bones healthy over the wintertime. It also allows them to keep a watch on their surroundings.