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GRIZZLY BEAR FACTS
|Scientific Name||Ursus arctos|
|Height:||1 m (Adult, At Shoulder)|
|Lifespan:||20 – 25 years (In the wild)|
|Gestation period:||180 – 250 days|
|Hibernation period:||152 – 213 days|
|Length:||2 m (Adultz|
|Mass:||Male: 270 kg (Inland area population), Female: 130 – 200 kg (Adult)|
More About Grizzlies:
Grizzlies are probably the most feared animal in North America. Their sheer size and strength, coupled with surprising speed is a rare combination and they are one of the few large predators that have not been wiped out on the continent.
In reality, bear attacks are very rare and their first instinct is to avoid human contact. Done carefully and smartly, bear watching can be a safe and inspiring activity.
The world grizzly population is fairly stable, though there are spots where their population is significantly reduced including in the North Cascades and Yellowstone regions, where they are considered a protected species.
These bears reach sexual maturity at around five years of age. They mate in the summer though the embryo doesn’t implant until the winter. Females will generally have two cubs in a litter, and they will stay with their mother until they are about two years old. Grizzlies can live up to 25 years in the wild.
Grizzly Bear Facts & Tidbits
The range of the brown bear is the widest of any species of bear in the world. They are found in Europe, northern Asia, and the Himalayas. In North America, brown bears are found in western Canada, Alaska, and Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington.
Brown bears live in a wide variety of habitats including forests, sub-alpine areas, and deserts. Once common on North America’s central plains, they have been eradicated from most of their southern range.
IUCN Status: Least Concern / Population Trend: Stable