Safe Haven

See what's happening in Grinder and Coola's mountaintop habitat

Take a peek inside the hibernation den of Grinder and Coola, our two resident 15 year old male Grizzly bears. It is pitch-black to our eyes inside the den but our special camera uses infrared viewing technology to ‘see in the dark’. This gives us a unique chance to watch Grinder and Coola as they hibernate. They aren’t always asleep, however, and you can see them sit up, stretch, roll around, remake their bed of collected fir branches and occasionally go for a wander out of the den. Grinder and Coola entered hibernation on November 28th this year and we expect them to hibernate for three to five months. For more information on their hibernation preparations please read our Ranger Blog.