Inca’s lazy Sunday

Asiatic black bear, Inca, is enjoying a thoroughly lazy Sunday as she begins her annual spell of semi-hibernation.

The 38-year-old female – thought to be the oldest bear of her kind in the world – was spotted taking it nice and easy this weekend.

Inca goes into semi-hibernation, or a period of torpor, in her den between late November and March but has been known to make an appearance if there is a particularly mild winter’s day.

Curator Richard Brown said: “Inca’s spending lots of time indoors asleep at the moment, but she definitely likes to get out if the weather is unusually warm.

“She’s a firm favourite with visitors who will love seeing her enjoying a lazy Sunday.”