Meet grizzly bear
• Meet grizzly bear
Grizzly bears is one of the largest and most ferocious of North American predators. The scientific name of this subspecies, horribilis, translated as "terrible, terrible." We look at him closer.
Grizzlies - a subspecies of the brown bear, which lives primarily in Alaska and in western Canada. In appearance and size of a grizzly is close to Siberian subspecies of the brown bear.
A distinctive feature of the grizzly bears are long (about 15 centimeters) claws, so the trees he can not climb. And here's claws:
At one time, grizzly bears were common from Alaska to Texas and north of Mexico, but they are now found only in Alaska and Western Canada.
of body structure and appearance of the grizzly bear is very similar to the usual brown bear, but, in general, larger, heavier, and more awkward it.
One of the features is its grizzly value: whereas ordinary bear rarely reaches 2.5 m in length, Grizzly value reaches 2.8 m, and weight - up to 500 kg, but some specimens up to 4 meters.
His shoulders, neck and abdomen bear covered with dark-brown at the ends of the lighter hair, which gives the greyish hue of its fur; hence the name - grizzly means "gray, gray."
In the image of a typical life of a grizzly brown bear - hibernate and eats mostly plant foods. Only in his early youth grizzlies can climb trees, while not interfere (sprouting largest of all bear) claws, but later easily crosses the broad river.
Grizzly Bears - skillful hunters of fish. they also love to devastate hives and honey there.
Grizzlies are able to hybridize with the polar bears and give fertile (capable of producing offspring) hybrids - polar grizzly
has bears powerful jaws. Tail are shorter than a conventional brown bear, and claws powerful - 15 cm.
Grizzly bears are one of the largest and most ferocious of North American predators. As already mentioned, the scientific name of the subspecies, horribilis, translated as "terrible, terrible."
In the old days the grizzly liked to describe as a terrible and ferocious animal; He said he was not afraid of people - on the contrary, goes directly to it, whether the horse or on foot, armed or unarmed.
In fact, there are cases grizzly attacks on the person, sometimes with fatal consequences. Their victims are mostly tourists, feed the bears.
Grizzly often attract landfill food waste accumulating near the tourist camping and tents. Disturbed while eating grizzly may get angry and attack.
"Without the hind legs":
grizzly population declined sharply in the late XIX - early XX century, when they began to shoot the farmers en masse in order to protect against attacks livestock.
In some places grizzly bears have multiplied so that they allowed the hunting season.
To date, grizzly bears are protected and live mainly in US national parks: Yellowstone, Mount McKinley and Glacier Park, where grizzly bears are housed in other US states.
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