Grizzly Bear Facts
Five groups that classify all living things
A group of animals within the animal kingdom
A group of animals within a pylum
A group of animals within a class
A group of animals within an order
A group of animals within a family
The name of the animal in science
|Ursus Arctos Horriblis|
The animal group that the species belongs to
What kind of foods the animal eats
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
|2.1m - 3m (7ft - 10ft)|
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
|160kg - 225kg (353lbs - 500lbs)|
The fastest recorded speed of the animal
How long the animal lives for
|15 - 25 years|
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Dark brown, Black|
The protective layer of the animal
The preferred food of this animal
The specific area where the animal lives
|Forest and mountainous regions|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
The food that the animal gains energy from
|Salmon, Fruit, Fish|
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
Characteristics unique to this animal
|Strong, powerful shoulders and enormous claws|
Grizzly Bear Location
Map of North America
The grizzly bear is a sub-species of the brown bear, also known as the Silvertip Bear. The grizzly bears live in the uplands of western North America, and each female bear produces a litter of young roughly every other year.
The grizzly bear has a bad reputation amongst humans and animals alike, as the grizzly bear is known to be aggressive and very territorial. Due to the grizzly bear's size, there are no known North American mammals that would naturally prey on the grizzly bear, making the grizzly bear an extremely dominant predator.
Female grizzly bears that have grizzly bear cubs will often be extremely wary of other animals and the grizzly bear mother will often keep her grizzly bear cubs in quieter areas until the grizzly bear cubs are old enough and big enough to defend themselves, at which point the grizzly bear cubs will generally venture away from their grizzly bear mother in order to begin a life of roaming themselves. The grizzly bear mothers however, are incredibly protective of their young and will generally always attack any animal that she believes is a danger to her young family.
Male grizzly bears can grow to a height of more than 3 meters tall when standing on their hind legs, with female grizzly bears being around 40% smaller. As with the brown bear (from which the grizzly bear is thought to have come from), the grizzly bear has a humped look at the top of the grizzly bears back, which is the build of the enormous muscle that provides the bears with the strength they need, mainly when digging.
Although it is generally believed that the grizzly bear is a carnivore, grizzly bears, as with most other bear species, are in fact omnivores as the grizzly bear diet consists of both plants and animals. The grizzly bear is most famously known for its love of salmon and can often be seen in large groups around the areas where the salmon spawn. The grizzly bears are still very territorial though but appear to stay out of each other's way on these occasions as there is always plenty of fish to go round.
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 7th November 2019
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