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Grizzly Bear

Ursus arctos horribilisgrizzly

 

Average size:

            Males: 400-800 lbs

                        3-3.5 feet at shoulders

            Females: 300-450 lbs

Average lifespan: 20-25 years

Range/distribution Map

 

Habitat description:

Grizzly bears are found in a variety of habitats, from dense forests to plains to subalpine tundras.  Today, the grizzly bear spends most of its time in the thick forest.

Behavior:

Normally solitary eating anything the big bears can find.  From grass, fruits, insects and other mammals large and small, these large animals will make a meal.

Conservation Status:

Currently Federally Listed as Threatened

Fun Fact:

These large predators can run very fast.  A bear was once recorded at 40 mph!  These creatures are also very good swimmers and tree climbers.  However, adults tend to not climb many trees.