Orphaned Grizzly Bears Emerge From Hibernation

The wake-up of Grinder and Coola from their 153-day nap marks the beginning of spring in British Columbia, Canada.

Wakey, wakey!

As spring arrives in British Columbia, Canada, two grizzly bears living atop Grouse Mountain have been seen coming out of hibernation.

Grinder and Coola, the pair of orphaned bears living in the North Vancouver mountains, could be seen Tuesday emerging from their indoor habitat and frolicking in what remained of the last winter’s snow.

The bears were watched closely by research cameras during their 153 days of hibernation.

Grinder and Coola came to the wildlife refuge in 2001 after being rescued in separate incidents and this marked the completion of their 17th successful hibernation.