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The Boss of Banff National Park is Officially out of Hibernation

The Calgary Sun

A monster grizzly bear in Banff National Park was spotted wandering around already. 

Every National Park has a mascot and for Banff National Park in Canada, that mascot is the Boss. A monster grizzly bear who weighs around 660 pounds, his scientific name is Grizzly No. 122.

His sighting is noted because it’s quite early for grizzly bears to be emerging from hibernation in Banff. In 2015, according to the Calgary Sun, the Boss didn’t emerge until nearly March 19 when a remote camera spotted him near a research site.

So how did the Boss get his name? Well, he actually became famous after he was captured on film eating a black bear. He’s also the proud father of at least five younger bears roaming Banff National Park.

The force is strong with the Boss, literally. So now that the monster has awoken, scientists expect that the other grizzlies and black bears aren’t far behind.

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The Boss of Banff National Park is Officially out of Hibernation