Grizzly Bear


Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bear in autumn in Denali National Park. Jean-Pierre Lavoie
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Grizzly bears are large brown bears.  They are a subspecies of brown bear. In North America, grizzly bears are found in western Canada, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington. They used to have a much bigger range, from Alaska to Mexico, California to Ohio.

Grizzly bears are omnivorous and will eat both vegetation and animals. They like to eat grasses, sedges, roots, berries, insects, fish, carrion and small and large mammals like caribou, moose, and elk.  Grizzly bear diet varies depending on what foods are available in that particular season.

Grizzly bears normally like to spend their time alone, but in coastal areas they gather alongside streams, lakes, rivers, and ponds during the salmon spawn.  In the Pacific Northwest, salmon are a very important food source for the grizzly bear.

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Grizzly Bear Map

Dark purple is the current grizzly bear range. The lighter purple is where grizzly bears used to range. Image Source










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