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Early-riser bear wakes up two weeks early from his winter hibernation. I feel his pain: This is how mad I look every morning.

Grizzly Bear (Ursus horribilis) cub during early spring in Montana.

Inland Grizzly Bears wake from hibernation very hungry and immediately begin to eat large quantities of grasses and plants, which make up the majority of their diet. One of their favorite treats is the Dandelion plant.

Grizzly Bear - Ursus arctos In the early 1800s, an estimated 50,000 grizzly bears roamed across the western United States from the Great Plains to the Pacific coast. Today, their populations in the lower 48 states are limited to the Northern Cascades (Washington), Northern Rockies, and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems.