The signs are all around us that spring is right around the corner. Although we are in the midst of a major cold spell, it may prove to be the last one of the year. The sun is brighter, the days are longer, and the cold doesn't quite seem so cold. It's time to get out of hibernation like Apollo the Spirit Bear from British Columbia.
Spirit Bears are a subspecies of black bears that live in north and central coastal British Columbia. They are more commonly called Kermode Bears. About 10% of the Spirit Bears are born with a cream color coat. The one below was caught waking up after a long winter hibernation.