Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

The grizzly bear is a huge bear living in North America. It is a large subspecies of brown bear.

Scientific Name Ursus arctos

Classification – Ursus

Gender Names – Male – boar; Female – sow; Baby – cub

Collective Noun – Sleuth, sloth

Length/Size – 2.1m – 3m (7ft – 10ft)

Weight – 160kg – 225kg (353lbs – 500lbs)

Top Speed – 56km/h (35mph)

Life Expectancy – 15 – 25 years; up to 44 in captivity

Mating Season  Early May through mid-July

Gestation Period – 180 – 250 days

Special Features  Shoulders are strong and powerful shoulders while the claws are huge

Social Structure – Lives a solitary life. Mother stays with cubs until they grow up to forage

Geographical Distribution – Varies between subspecies

Natural Habitat – Varying habitats including dense forests to subalpine meadows, open plains and arctic tundra

World Population – Subspecies vary between regions

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Salmon, Fruit, Fish

Predators – Human, Cougars