Ursus Arctos Horribilis
grizzly bear will give birth to a litter of 1 to 4 tiny cubs, which are usually
born between January and March. The cubs are hairless and helpless,
and stay with mom for 2.5 - 4.5 years. Siblings will group together
for 1 - 2 years after leaving their mother.
Grizzly bears are found in Canada and in the
states of Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, and Montana in America.
A grizzly roams a territory between ten and more than three hundred square
miles. Contrary to what many people believe, grizzlies usually live
in forests, not near major lakes and rivers. See an entire site
dedicated to America's grizzly bears,
follow this track to Grizzly.
Grizzlies have been the theme of legends since before
written history. In America, the native Indians feared and revered
the grizzly. As far back as Indian lore tells us and the
Lewis and Clark expedition,
grizzlies were once abundant across most of America. Nothing
epitomizes the American west like the image of a grizzly bear.
Unfortunately, due to extensive hunting and trapping since the 1800's,
the grizzly is today considered an endangered species.
Grizzlies embark on the search for a suitable den in
early fall. As a rule, they search for mountain slopes where the
snow will cover up their den until spring. This snow cover
provides insulation and safety from other predators while they hibernate
for half of the year. Accumulating body fat is important to
survive the hibernation period, particularly for females who will give
birth to cubs during this time.
Grizzlies eat almost anything available. However, contrary to popular belief, most
of their diet consists of grasses and roots and wild berries (huckleberries).
They are omnivores and love meat such as anything they can catch
(fish, rodents and insects). If the opportunity presents itself,
they will also eat buffalo, elk, deer, etc. Or... your garbage!
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most famous grizzlies in Montana are of course, the University of
Montana Grizzlies. One of the finest schools in the lower
forty-eight, we are honored to have a picture of a grizzly from the
class of 2007 (maybe 2008). See
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