Clark Expedition for kids: Facts about the Grizzly Bear
The grizzly bear is a powerful brownish-yellow bear
that inhabits the uplands of western North America.
The animals brown
fur has white or gray hair tips on the back which gives
the animal a grizzled appearance, which is why the Grizzly
Bear was given this name.
The Grizzly bear
can be distinguished from the brown bear due to its
long claws, concave-shaped face and high-humped shoulders.
The male Grizzly
bear is larger than the female weighing 230 -
450 kg (500 - 1000 lb). Female grizzlies weigh 150 -
350 kilograms (330 - 770 pounds).
The Grizzly Bear
is an omnivore, which means it eats both vegetables
and meat. 90% of its diet is vegetarian.
The terrifying animal
can run at 30 miles (48 kilometers) an hour
The claws of the
front feet can reach nearly 4 in (10 cm) long
The height of the
Grizzly Bear is about 5.9 - 7 ft (180–213 cm)
when standing on its hind legs