Grizzlies get their bearings after emerging from winter slumber

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Even with the heavy snowfall that hit southern Alberta this week, it’s still springtime, and bears across the Rockies are emerging from hibernation.

Boo, a grizzly bear living in an enclosure at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, B.C., recently woke from his winter slumber. And the infamous grizzly known as “The Boss,” or Bear No. 122, was reportedly seen out and about in Banff National Park this week. 

CBC Radio hosts spoke with some animal experts to learn more about the bear necessities of hibernation.

Gord Stenhouse, grizzly bear research scientist, says grizzlies have an interesting wake-up pattern.

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