Signs of Spring—Bears!!! - UPDATE March 23, 2021

Carolyn cubsCarolyn and yearlingsWith little snow and April-like temperatures, bears are roaming earlier that I would have expected. Spanky is not the only bear up and about.

A couple days ago, Herbie was seen. Today, it’s Carolyn and her three yearlings (Eureka, Hoover, and Dyson), which are a female and 2 males.

Spanky is still taking big naps, though. I wonder if these bears are doing that, too. Spanky is getting more playful, using a roof snow rake as a toy as shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS0eD_Um664

HerbieHerbieAt the Bear Center, Holly (who has Minnesota genes) is also up and around like some of the wild bears that are starting to be seen around here. I hope she stops being pesky to Tasha.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

2021 Bear DenClick to watch the 2021 Bear Den Cam

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