Grizzly Bear 122 Spotted In Banff National Park

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A grizzly bear munches on a dandelion in the Canadian Rockies. | John E Marriott via Getty Images

It's March, which means grizzlies are starting to wake up from hibernation.

The first to show his face in Banff this year? Grizzly bear no. 122, nicknamed 'The Boss.'

He's the park's largest grizzly, weighing somewhere between 270 and 320 kilograms.

The big bear has been making headlines for years, garnering attention after he was caught on camera devouring an elk and even eating a smaller black bear.

He was the first grizzly to be spotted in Banff last spring, too, when he wandered by a trail camera near Castle Junction.

We had our first, confirmed sighting of a grizzly bear near Castle Junction on Thursday, March 19. Bear 122 was caught...

Posted by Banff National Park on Friday, 20 March 2015

There are approximately 65 grizzlies in the park, several of which get to call 'The Boss' their dad.

Parks Canada is reminding visitors who visit Banff in the spring to leash their dogs and carry bear spray at all times.

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