final weigh in
Last weekend we also convinced the bears to stand on their scale for the last time of the year so we could get a final pre-hibernation weight.
With a summer average weight of 700 pounds for Grinder and 800 pounds for Coola, they needed to increase this by about 20% before going into the den for the year.
Aaaannnd... drumroll please... their final weight after their weight gain period from September to November was 1012 pounds for Coola and 940 pounds for Grinder! These are about average for their weights going into hibernation (a little more than last year for Grinder and slightly less for Coola than last year).
It is always fun to weigh them first thing in the spring when they emerge and compare!