January 16th, 2023
Brown Bears and Grizzly Bears not only belong to the same family, Ursidae, but Grizzlies are in fact a sub-species of Brown Bears.
That's one thing you probably didn't know about them,
Brown bears like to spend time alone. However, during mating season, they walk by twisting their feet to secrete the chemical from the glands in their feet.
At birth, the brown bear cubs are completely naked and blind.
Regardless of their weight, the Brown Bear can run at speeds of up to 30 mph for short distances.
The largest living predator in Europe is the brown bear, whereas, in North America, it is considered the second largest predator.
In the wild, the brown bars are vigorous at night and dusk.
In a single day the Grizzly Bear may consume up to 90 lbs of food (bearing in mind, a lot of this constitutes plants. since they're carnivores)
Despite this, the adult grizzlies are relatively small compared to other members of the Ursidae family.
Due to logging, hunting, mining, and development, the population of grizzly bears has drastically shrunk as of late.
In Canada, grizzlies are hunted legally for trophies.
Grizzly bears got their name because their fur can be tipped with white hair, giving them a grizzled appearance, especially in sunlight.
Because they have a powerful sense of smell, they usually leave the area if they sense a human coming.
But if you do stumble across one:
1. Talk deeply and loudly.
2. Never run; instead, slowly back away.
3. Attempt to appear bigger to the bear if possible.
4. If they attack, act as if you are dead and lie down on the floor in the fetal position or face down and keep your arms on your neck.
They're some pretty fascinating creatures, aren't they?