Glacier National Park

Mmm Snow: Black Bear Has a Chilly Breakfast After Waking From Hibernation

April 04, 2018 - 12:23 pm

By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

Montana's Glacier National Park has shared some adorable video of black bears waking up from their season-long slumber.

One of the bears, quite thirsty after its almost six-month sleep, decided to go for some snow on the edge of his treetop hideaway to quench its thirst. Typically bears refrain from eating during hibernation, so the nearby snow was the perfect way to get some much-needed hydration.

By the look of it, this bear had a really satisfying nap! Now it’s time to leave the treetops and go explore the great outdoors -- just in time for the warm spring weather!

You can see even more videos on the park's website as they continue to stream and capture the vast diversity of landscapes on multiple webcams setup throughout Glacier.

For more info, visit Glacier on the National Park Service website here.