Three European brown bears have been spotted playing in their enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo after coming out of their winter hibernation.
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, all sisters, were filmed playing in the pool for the first time since the beginning of their hibernation in November 2019.
The bears will spend the next month napping and exploring their habitat before they fully wake up in time for spring.
“They enjoyed the February sunshine for a good 20 minutes before heading straight back to their den for another nap, so they’re obviously not quite ready to be fully up and about yet.
“When bears come out of hibernation they tend to hit the ‘snooze button’ a few times, just like some of us in the morning!”