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An early-riser bear wakes up two weeks early from his winter hibernation

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Swedish brown bear Fred is pictured at their enclosure of the Naturund Umweltpark Guestrow animal park on Jan. 27 in Guestrow, northeastern Germany. The bear just woke up from his hibernation, two weeks earlier than the year before.

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Swedish brown bears Fred and Frode play in their compound at the Nature and Environment Park Guestow, Germany, on Jan. 27. The eight-year-old brothers have already finished their winter sleep: about two weeks earlier that in the previous year.

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