GRIZZLY BEAR, ursus arctus horribilis
BEAR (ursus arctus horribilis)
Are generally brown
in colour but can range in from very light brown to very dark
brown; parts of their fur often turn silver as they age. Grizzly
Bear have a hump between their front shoulders and large claws
on their forefeet primarily used for digging.
Males can reach
7.5 feet/2.5 m tall (standing on hind legs) and weigh from
325 to 1500 pounds. They can live up to 30 years.
A mature female
Grizzly Bear(sow) weighs between 150 and 800 pounds. The grizzly
mother starts breeding around five years of age and have one
to three cubs every three years or more during their 25-year
Spring time is a
wonderful viewing time as the bear have
come out of hibernation
and are hungry so they spend lots of time eating in open areas.
You will easily
see the bear from a boat tour. The Bear will likely be eating
and turning over
rocks looking for the sea creatures that live underneath.
Plus you get
to see the new cubs
staying very close to their mothers, that is until a large
comes along and wants
The bears may disappear
inland When berries ripen but also continue to forge for food
along the ocean side
through out the season (May to October). Large numbers of
bear are usually seen in a concentrated area when Salmon are
spawning; late August onwards.
Bear Viewing protocol
is to remain 300 feet away.
The larger Grizzly
bear does not tolerate the smaller Black bears eating in their
territory so it rare to see a black bear and Grizzly Bear
in the same area particularly when Salmon is on the menu.
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