Length : Male – 6 to 9 feet / female – 6 to 9 feet
Weight : Male – 300 – 1000 pounds / Female – 200 to 800 pounds
The brown bear is a large predator distinguished from black bears by a distinctive hump on the shoulders
Coloration is usually darkish brown but can vary from very light cream to black.
The long guard hairs often have white tips that give the bears a “grizzled” appearance, the name “grizzly.”
It is an omnivorous animal.
Range – Grizzly Bears live in North America and Eurasia.
Habitat – It lives in Tundra, Alpine, meadows, coastlines, mountains, and woodlands.
Diet – It eats primarily vegetation, berries, carrion and some small and large vertebrates also.
Status -There were in existence up to 100,000 Grizzly Bears, now this number is down to only 1,000.
Predators – Humans, mountain lions, other bears and wolfs
Reason for the status – Loss of habitat is due to logging, mining, road construction and resorts.
Lifespan – 25 years (50 years in captivity)
Gestation period – 210 – 255 days
Interesting Facts – Bears in the wild go into hibernation (very low activity) during winter