Grizzly Bear Facts

Grizzly Bear Facts

The grizzly bear is a subspecies of the North American brown bear. The males of the species are especially gigantic in size. The females are much lesser in size. Grizzly bear can be seen predominantly at the fishing spots in Alaska. They are used to extreme temperatures and their thick fur coat helps them survive the cold easily. Grizzly bear can live in any kind of habitat and it chooses a wide variety of landscapes to live in. They live in valleys, mountain ranges, meadows, snow-covered and ice covered mountaintops and much more.

These bears are very agile and swift. They can run at amazing speeds despite of their huge size. They can climb rocks and mountains with ease and are especially good at climbing trees.

The grizzly bears love fish and especially salmons. They hang around near shallow streams of water to catch the fish that flow with the water. They also eat smaller mammals like otters. Grizzly bears in colder countries will also eat big mammals like seals or walrus. The bears are not very great at hunting, but they keep themselves satisfied with wild berries and fruits when meat is not available. Throughout the summer and spring months they love to eat fatty foods. The bears can go an entire winter month without food if they want. They tend to lose some weight in this season.

Bears are rarely seen hunting, but when they can they do hunt moose. Mostly grizzlies are brown in color and can be distinguished from other bears with the hump on their back.

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