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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:22 AM

Groggy grizzly bear caught emerging from hibernation in viral video


Ranger in Canadian Rockies says video she captured was ‘something everybody needed’ in a time of isolation

Leyland Cecco in Toronto
Wed 25 Mar 2020 14.41 EDT

On a bright spring day, a hulking grizzly bear named Boo emerged from his winter den, shaking a dusting of snow from his thick coat as he looked around groggily.

The moment was filmed in a remarkable viral video – which also captures the elated reaction of one of the bear’s closest humans, the manager of grizzly refuge in the Canadian Rockies.

“Mama’s so proud of you! You are such a good sight,” exclaims Nicole Gangnon, in a clip filmed on her mobile phone which has racked up more 100,000 views on Twitter – many by people desperate for distraction from the coronavirus pandemic.

Gangnon had her own reason to be cheerful, she later explained: she had tried unsuccessfully for eight years to document the bear’s emergence from hibernation.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/boo-grizzly-bear-hibernation-video-nicole-gangnon

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