Monday, June 11, 2012

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) are found in Alaska and Canada with a small population in some northwestern states.  Grizzlys are a subspecies of Brown Bear (Ursus arctos); other Brown Bears are found in EuropeYellowstone's Grizzly Bears are probably the best known in the continental US.

Grizzly Bears are omnivores, eating both plants and animals.  They hibernate in the winter.  They are significantly larger than the Black Bear.  Grizzly attacks on people are rare, but they can be fatal, so it's worth taking safety precautions.  
The bear pictured here, drew quite a crowd of spectators at roadside in Yellowstone National Park.

This post is part of series on a Road Trip from Kalamazoo to Wyoming.

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