21st Hibernation comes to an end
Today (April 28th) marked the end of Grinder and Coola's 21st hibernation period on Grouse Mountain!
Both bears went into the den on November 8th, 2021, which was our earliest start to hibernation in their time here on Grouse Mountain. After 171 days in the den, they were sure excited to dig out and get into the all fresh snow in their habitat.
During their winter slumber they did not eat, drink, defecate or urinate. Their metabolism has been in recycle mode - taking care of wastes internally.
True to form, Grinder, our more dominant and exploratory bear, emerged first - but he was quickly followed by Coola.