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Herbert Hibernating in a Box
|When||August 19, 2011 - August 31, 2011|
|Free Item(s)||AC 3000 Pin|
Operation: Hibernation was a mission decreed by the Elite Penguin Force on August 19th, 2011. Intended to be the grand finale and completion of all EPF and PSA operations since 2007, its ultimate goal was to facilitate a successful capture of Herbert P. Bear. Essentially, it was to force Herbert into ursine hibernation and capture him while he slumbers. Once you completed it, you would receive 3 EPF medals and the AC 3000 Pin. At the end of the mission, Klutzy is seen escaping through the tube leading to the AC 3000. Herbert later escaped from his cell on January 26th, 2012, which ended the period of Herbert in custody.
- Disguising the real intent of the AC 3000 with a new Party (the Great Snow Race), the air conditioning behemoth will be mounted on Toughest Mountain, where Herbert and Klutzy are suspected to take residence.
- The AC 3000 will produce frigid temperatures, unprecented even in the freezing Antarctic, giving Herbert no choice but to form a maternity den in the snow and weather out the freezing cold in ursine hibernation.
- Surveillance will be gathered as to where he has taken to rest, and when he is asleep...
- ...EPF Agents will swarm in and apprehend him before he can ever know what hit him.
- Polar bears actually do hibernate, but it's usually the female bear that does it. To force a male polar bear into hibernation, extreme weather is required (hence the Operation).
- Polar bears hibernate by covering themselves in snow and growing extra fur. In the real Arctic, polar bears do not have access to caves and caverns, and would therefore cover themselves in snow. Snow is actually an efficient insulator- keeping heat in -and it keeps them warm and alive for weeks on end.
- Female polar bears hibernate when they are about to give birth to new cubs. The cubs are born in the winter and stay with the mother to be weaned until they are big enough to survive. Due to this, a polar bear's "cave", so to speak, is officially called a maternity den.