Grouse Mountain Grizzly Bears Emerge From 144-Day Winter Hibernation

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Grouse Mountain grizzly bears

Spring has arrived, as Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bears have emerged after 144 days of hibernation.

The two bears, named Grinder and Coola, were seen exploring the mountaintop this week. But they’re two of the few beings allowed to do so, as Grouse Mountain is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Grizzly bears

Photo: Grouse Mountain

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But those who do want to see the bears can check up on them via a webcam the resort has set up.

Grizzlybears

Photo: Grouse Mountain

As Grinder and Coola continue to explore and our team works to gradually expand their habitat to its full size, we encourage you to stay connected with them virtually until we can safely welcome you back to Grouse Mountain,” said Dr. Ken Macquisten, Refuge Director and Veterinarian.

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Grizzly bears

Photo: Grouse Mountain

The two grizzly bears are now 19 years old and originally came to the mountain in 2001 as part of the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.

Grizzly bears

Photo: Grouse Mountain

But to see some less fierce animals, check out this kitten live feed.

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