Grizzly Bear

Ursus arctos

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  • Grizzly Bear |  Photo: Ken Conger, NPS
  • Grizzly Bear |  Photo: Ken Conger, NPS
  • Grizzly Bear |  Photo: Ken Conger, NPS
  • Grizzly Bear |  Photo: Ken Conger, NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Brown Bear

Order

Carnivora

Family

Ursidae

Size

Grizzly Bears are generally between 3.5 and 9 feet in length.

Lifespan

up to 30 years in the wild

Weight

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) facts, habitat, diet, range, bear pictures and more to help you learn to identify nature's alpha predator.

Diet

Omnivore

Breeding

Sows birth 1-3 cubs.

Range

Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Western Canada, Alaska

Danger

Grizzly Bears are extremely dangerous. People die when they don't use common sense. Please see TrailMob's tips from camping and hiking in Grizz country.

What does the Grizzly Bear look like?

Grizzly bears have huge heads and the iconic humped shoulder. Their fur color is various shades of brown. Grizzlies have impressively long front claws and rounded ears. Males are larger than females. Kodiak Bears in Alaska are by the far the largest.

Grizzly Bear Habitat

Open Forests, Tundra, Mountains

Grizzly Bear Facts

Grizzly Bears live solitary lives except during mating season. They are known to mark trees like Black Bears. Cubs remain with their mothers for several years. They hibernate during the winter months. When preparing for hibernation Grizzlies can gain as much as three pounds in a single day. They are extremely powerful and run more than 30 miles an hour for a short distance.

Grizzly Bear Distribution



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