Witness the Massive Weight of a Huge Grizzly as It Pulls Down an Airplane

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Written by Sharon Parry

Updated: November 8, 2023

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The small airplane in this clip is not going to take off anytime soon! A noisy and very large grizzly bear has clambered onto the wing and tipped it onto its side. Unbothered by the damage that it has caused, the grizzly goes on to check out the rest of the airplane.

You never know, there could be some food inside! Click below to watch the full hilarious footage of a grizzly versus airplane situation!

How Heavy Are Grizzly Bears?

Roaring Grizzly Bear behind bush

Grizzly bears are a type of brown bear species that is native to North America.

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The grizzly bear (Ursus Arctos Horriblis) is a type of brown bear and is a native species of North America. They are large animals and can weigh up to 800 pounds and grow to 10 feet in height.

They are called grizzly bears because their coat has a grizzled appearance due to their lighter flecks.

Are Grizzly Bears Aggressive?

Grizzly in Water

Grizzly bears are generally more aggressive than black bears.

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This grizzly bear seemed to be quite friendly as he was checking out the airplane. However, you have to be wary when you are in the vicinity of one of these huge creatures. In general, grizzly bears are more aggressive than their cousins and fellow North American species, the black bear.

Whilst black bears can rely on climbing trees to evade enemies, the grizzly bear is not so great at reaching the higher branches. Therefore, they rely on aggression to defend themselves.

They are willing to use their huge bulk and bite force to protect themselves and their cubs if they perceive you as a threat.

How Large Do Grizzly Bears Get?

Grizzly bears fishing in Brooks River

Grizzly bears can weigh over 700 pounds with males being larger than females.


Grizzly bears can weigh over 700 pounds, with males generally being heavier than females, ranging from about 400 to 600 pounds. On average, a large female grizzly can weigh between about 250 to 350 pounds.

In fact, the largest grizzly bear that has ever been captured weighed an absolutely staggering weight of 1,200 pounds! The weight was estimated from the sheer size of the bear’s skull, as the bear was no longer alive when it was found.

The skull was unearthed by a taxidermist in 1976, and it still holds the record. However, in 2014, a hunter took down a different bear with a skull measuring 27 6/16 inches in length, which is the second-largest bear ever found!

What Do Grizzly Bears Normally Eat?

Grizzly bear

Meat and fish account for less than 20% of a Grizzly Bear’s diet.


When grizzly bears are spotted investigating human buildings and possessions, it is usually because they are looking for food. Bears have an excellent sense of smell and can detect even small quantities of food from some distance. Their sense of smell is hugely better than a human and is seven times better than a bloodhound!

Even though grizzly bears are omnivores, usually less than 20 percent of their total diet is made up of meat or fish. The remainder is a variety of plants including leaves, berries, and roots.

One shocking fact is that grizzly bears can be cannibals. They will eat other species of bears and will even kill and eat grizzly bear cubs. This practice is called infanticide and is carried out by male bears who want to mate with the cubs’ mother!

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Dr Sharon Parry is a writer at A-Z animals where her primary focus is on dogs, animal behavior, and research. Sharon holds a PhD from Leeds University, UK which she earned in 1998 and has been working as a science writer for the last 15 years. A resident of Wales, UK, Sharon loves taking care of her spaniel named Dexter and hiking around coastlines and mountains.

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