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Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Common characteristics of modern bears include a large body with stocky legs, a long snout, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and a short tail. While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are omnivorous, with largely varied diets including both plants and animals. With the exceptions of courting individuals and mothers with their young, bears are typically solitary animals.

Grizzly Bear Facts

Grizzly Bear Facts

- The word “grizzly” in its name refers to “grizzled” or gray hairs in its fur,

- but when the bear was formally named in 1815, it was misunderstood as the word “grisly”, leading to the subspecies name “horribilis”, which literally means “horrible” in Latin.

- The grizzly bear is also known as the silvertip bear or North American brown bear.

- It is estimated that grizzly bears inhabit only half of their historical range.

- There are currently 55,000 wild grizzly bears in North America.

- Grizzly bears can weigh up to 1000 pounds.

- Grizzly bears can attain speeds of about 35 miles per hour.

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