This Sleepy Bear in Glacier National Park is All of Us

Getting up in the morning is hard. Getting up in April is harder.

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Getting out of my sleeping bag is consistently the hardest thing I do on any backpacking trip. The warm sun glowing through the tent fabric and the cozy down baffles hugging my body conspire to make getting up into a titanic struggle.

So I sympathize with this black bear, who’s been, well, hesitant to abandon his winter den in a hollowed-out cottonwood tree in Glacier National Park. The bruin became an internet celebrity when the park’s bear cam caught him stirring. By Wednesday, he was periodically poking his head out. At one point, he left his hole and climbed higher in the tree to chew on some cottonwood buds and gather nesting material before returning to his den. As many as 50,000 people per day have tuned in to watch.

While the livestream is no longer running, you can still check out the sleepy guy’s den on the park’s webcam; as of Thursday morning, it showed an empty tree.