Clearing skies greeted Grouse Mountain’s two resident Grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola, as they excitedly emerged from hibernation this morning at the Peak of Vancouver.

This concludes the bears’ 16th hibernation period and second longest since their arrival at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Over the course of their 152-day winter dormancy, staff once again monitored Grinder and Coola’s hibernation via an infrared camera placed in their hibernation den and the live feed was shared with the public on the Grouse Mountain website.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Grinder and Coola out of their 16th hibernation period and watch them playfully explore their habitat”, said Dr. Ken Macquisten, Refuge Director and Veterinarian.  “The annual awakening of the massive male Grizzlies signals the coming of summer adventures and we are pleased to invite guests to visit us at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.”

Regarded as two of the most popular residents at the Peak of Vancouver, Grizzly bears Grinder and Coola were welcomed into their habitat at Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife in 2001 after being orphaned during separate incidents in Bella Coola and Invermere. Both Grizzlies celebrated their 16thbirthday during their most recent hibernation period.

Photo/video Credit: Grouse Mountain

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