There are estimated to be around 70,000 grizzly bears left in the wild of North America, although scientists predict that these numbers are much higher than the number of grizzly bears that are actually still found in the mountains of Alaska, Canada and the northernmost regions of the USA.
The enormous grizzly bears once dominated these mountainous lands and were regularly seen by visitors. Today, hunting and deforestation by humans has virtually wiped out the grizzly bear population which is now on verge of extinction, and restricts the remaining bears to the deep mountain regions..
Two Bear Cubs
British Columbia is now taking over 1 million CAD from tourists bear watching, and nearly 30 million CAD from the whale watching found on the west coast. Maybe there is a way that humans can help prevent the grizzly bear from dying out...
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