a january birthday
January each year marks another birthday for both of our two bears Grinder, and Coola as all young grizzly bear cubs are born inside the den in the early winter months.
Female Grizzlies will give birth to one to three cubs inside the den as a protective measure to allow the young bears a chance to nurse and grow before heading out into the world.
And therefore sometime in January 2001 both Grinder and Coola were born! Later, in May of that year, they were rescued when they were orphaned in the wild and in September 2001 they were brought to the Grouse Mountain Refuge For Endangered Wildlife which they still inhabit to this day! This year marks their 20th birthday - or should we say... bearthday? Have a great 20th boys!