Grouse Mountain Ski Resort’s resident grizzly bears are waking up from their long winter’s nap. Grinder and Coola went into hibernation weighing 920lbs and 1045lbs and have emerged 163 day at a healthy 718lbs and 827lbs. If you’re in North Vancouver and want to say hello Grinder and Coola, head on out to Grouse to visit their wilderness refuge where endangered animals can explore and play, knowing they’re safe and secure (MORE INFO HERE)
Grouse Mountain’s resident Grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola emerged from hibernation this morning at The Peak of Vancouver. The awakening concludes the bears’ 22nd hibernation period at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. During their 163-day winter dormancy, Grinder and Coola were monitored by Grouse Mountain staff via an infrared camera placed in their hibernation den and the live feed was shared with the public on the Grouse Mountain website.
After their preparation period which saw an increase in their food consumption, Grinder and Coola went into hibernation weighing in at 920lbs and 1045lbs respectively. They have emerged at a healthy 718lbs and 827lbs. To help lubricate their digestive system, Grinder and Coola will eat mostly iceberg lettuce before the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge Team introduces other vegetables back into their diets. As our team works to gradually expand their habitat to its full size, we welcome you all to visit the bears at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and stay connected with them virtually from around the world.
Regarded as two of our most popular residents, Grinder and Coola originally came to our Refuge in 2001 when they were rescued after being orphaned during separate incidents in Bella Coola and Invermere. To learn more about their amazing story, visit the link in our bio.