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Bears At Helsinki Zoo Play In Snow After Waking Up From Hibernation (VIDEO)

03/12/2013 07:11 EDT | Updated 03/13/2013 04:52 EDT

If these bears could speak, we think they'd be saying something along the lines of "oh my gosh, snow!"

This mother and daughter pair from the Helsinki Zoo in Finland recently woke up from hibernation and appeared delighted to find their enclosure blanketed with fresh snow.

In the video you can see the bears frollick, paw at the piles of white stuff and have a friendly wrestle.

According to the zoo's YouTube description, the pair of brown bairs (or rushkeakarhu in Finnish) went into hibernation mode last November and typically wake up in early March. The two were very thirsty after awaking from their long winter nap and ate fruit like apples and pears before their appetite for meat returned.

The brown bear is Finland's national animal, although it can be found throughout much of the northern parts of North America, Europe and Russia. You can see last year's spring debut of the fuzzy family on the zoo's YouTube channel.

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