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All About Grizzly Bears

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Nicole Prinzo

on 1 December 2014

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All About Grizzly Bears
How Big are Grizzly Bears?
By Nicole Prinzo
Males weigh between 350 and 700 pounds! Females weigh between 250 and 350 pounds.
What do Grizzly Bears Eat?
Grizzly bears are omnivores. This means that they eat both plants and animals.
What do Grizzly Bears Look Like?
Grizzly bears have big heads and round ears.
Grizzly bears have large, muscular shoulders. They have silver-tipped hairs on their backs and shoulders.
Grizzly bears have strong legs and flat feet so they can stand up on their hind legs.
When standing on their hind legs, grizzlies are 6-10 feet tall!
Grizzly bears have brown, black, or blonde fur.
Grizzly Bear Cubs
Grizzly bears usually live alone, but they mate in June and July. Females give birth to 2-4 cubs between January and March.
A grizzly bear mother cares for her cubs for 2-3 years. She teaches them how to hunt and protects them from predators.
Where do Grizzly Bears Live?
small animals
nuts and berries
large animals
Watch This Video About Grizzly Bear Cubs and Hibernation
Today, most grizzly bears live in mountainous areas of Alaska and Canada. They live in forests, river valleys, and meadows.
Grizzly bears used to live in most of western North America.
Grizzly Bear Eating Habits
To prepare for hibernation every winter, grizzly bears eat almost 100 pounds of food every day in the summer and fall. In the spring, grizzly bears only eat about 25-35 pounds of food daily.
Grizzly bears are not usually a threat to humans. They try to avoid people. Grizzly bears might attack if they are surprised or threatened.
People are a big threat to grizzly bears.Their habitats and food are taken away by people. People illegally hunt grizzly bears or kill them out of fear.
There are only 50,000 grizzly bears in the wild. They are in danger of dying out. People need to protect grizzly bears and respect their habitats.
Finding Food
Grizzly bears don't usually hunt large animals. When they do, grizzlies ambush young, old, and sick animals.
Grizzly bears use their long claws to dig for small animals, lizards, and insects.
Grizzlies are excellent fishers. They grab fish underwater, pounce on them, or catch fish in their mouths.
Sometimes grizzlies approach campsites or towns looking for food. People should never feed grizzly bears.
Living with People
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