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Here are some basic facts on Grizzly Bears. At the bottom, I included links to pages where there is more information on Grizzly Bears.


Grizzly Bear Facts

Class:

Mammalia (mammals)

Order:

Carnivora (carnivores)

Family:

Ursidae (bear family)

Genus:

Ursus

Species:

Ursus Arctos (brown bear)

Subspecies

Ursus Arctos Horribilis (grizzly bear)

Status:

Endangered Species

World Distribution:

Exclusive to North America

Size:

Height: Average 6 feet -- Weight: From 200-650 lbs according to location

Physical Characteristics:

Very large -- thick, gray-flecked fur especially long around neck -- long, curved claws

Habitat:

Open meadows and river valleys -- can be down in forest and lower mountain slopes

Habits:

Solitary -- establishes territory, marking it by clawing trees -- winters in den, but is not a true hibernator

Diet:

Eats whatever is available


Links for Grizzly Bears
Please note that you will leave my site when clicking on these links.

Bear Den Organization

Information separated into specific categories. Great resource

Grizzly Bear Basics

Separate pages on 7 topics

Grizzly Discovery Center's Organization

A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the grizzly in the wild.

Meerkat's Mammals

Facts and pictures on the grizzly bear

Nature Net - Bear's Den

Very long facts sheet

USGS Kids' Corner

Article

Yellowstone Journal

Article on grizzlies.

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