After an unbearable cold snap, Calgary got downright balmy. It warmed up so fast and so considerably that it almost fooled one bear who was hunkered down for the winter. The Calgary Zoo's grizzly named Skoki poked his head out and sunned himself for a bit and it looks like he's not done hibernating quite yet.\nWinter wasn't kind to Alberta in January when the entire province entered a dangerously cold deep freeze. The province was under extreme winter weather warnings for days as temps of -40 and -45 degrees rolled around.\nThe pendulum swung and Chinook helped to bring the province above zero again swiftly. The warm weather may have stirred the zoo's beautiful grizzly from his beauty sleep.\nOn Wednesday, January 22 the zoo tweeted out a photo by zookeeper Shannon Collard of the massive bear. Their "brief appearance" looks like they almost thought winter was over.\nIn the photo, his tiny eyes take in the sunny scene around him but he's usually not up until the spring when he first starts to pop his head out.\nSkoki's story is actually incredible and a good reminder about respecting bears in the wild. The 30-year-old bear has been a fixture of the zoo since his rescue.\n"Had Skoki not become acclimated to humans, had he not acquired a taste for human food, he might have stayed in the wild," according to the Calgary Zoo.\nIt's un-BEAR-lievable, it's Skoki! Thanks to this week's Chinook, our rescued grizzly bear made a brief appearance to take in the warm weather & nibble some snow ☀️ He still looks pretty sleepy, so he's returned to his winter's nap! 🐻💤 📸: Shannon Collard, Calgary Zoo Keeper pic.twitter.com/IindnpGQq6— Calgary Zoo (@calgaryzoo) January 22, 2020\n"Thanks to this week's Chinook, our rescued grizzly bear made a brief appearance to take in the warm weather & nibble some snow," reads the tweet.\n"He still looks pretty sleepy, so he's returned to his winter's nap," it continues.\nView this post on Instagram It's FINALLY going to start warming up, but we're probably the only ones in Calgary hoping it doesn’t reach above 5°C! 😂 We've had a bit of a delayed start, but we are so excited to kick off the 8th annual Penguin Walk! 🐧 Come down to the zoo and watch our king penguins strut their stuff at 11:00 a.m. daily! *Weather dependent A post shared by The Calgary Zoo (@thecalgaryzoo) on Jan 18, 2020 at 2:26pm PST\nYou might not see sleepy Skoki if you go to the zoo right now since he's returned to his slumber.\nBut, you might still be able to join in the penguin walk this winter.\nView this post on Instagram It's un-BEAR-lievable, it's Skoki! Thanks to this week's Chinook, our rescued grizzly bear made a brief surprise appearance today to take in the warm weather and nibble on some snow ☀️ He doesn't usually poke his head out until spring and he still looks pretty sleepy, so he's returned to his warm winter's nap! 🐻💤 📸: Shannon Collard, Calgary Zoo Keeper A post shared by The Calgary Zoo (@thecalgaryzoo) on Jan 22, 2020 at 1:18pm PST\nIf you're like this bear and can't seem to wait for winter to be over, then check out one of these tropical spots right in the city where you can close your eyes and pretend it's summer.