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

june, 2019

01junAll Day15julGRIND10 2019

03may(may 3)5:00 pm27sep(sep 27)10:00 pmShipyards Night Market

25junAll Day01sepDog Days Exhibition

26jun6:00 pm10:00 pmGrouse Mountain Summer Music Series

28jun5:30 pm7:00 pmSalsa Fridays

29jun10:00 am11:00 amPeak Yoga on Grouse Mountain

29jun10:00 am3:00 pmLonsdale Quay Farmers Market

29jun11:00 am6:00 pmNOSH Foodie Fest

29jun1:30 pm4:00 pmTaste Vancouver North Van Shipyards Tour

30jun10:00 am3:00 pmAmbleside Farmers Market

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