By Josie  March 20th, 2023




Let's compare these vicious predators:

Both species play critical ecological roles and have captured the attention and imagination of humans for centuries.

Physical Appearance of the Wolf

It is a large canine species with long legs and powerful jaws.

Wolves have long legs, bushy tails, and thick fur ranging from gray to black or white.

Physical Appearance of the Grizzly Bear

Grizzlies have a prominent hump between their shoulders, a concave facial profile, a sharply upturned nose, and short rounded ears.

Adult male wolves can weigh over 180 pounds and measure up to 5 feet in length, with females about 10% smaller than males.

An adult grizzly weighs 400-800 pounds and measures 3-6,5 feet in length.

Diet of the Wolf

Wolves have a more specialized diet than grizzlies.

They primarily hunt for small to large mammals such as deer, elk, moose, bison, muskoxen, and caribou.

Grizzly bears are omnivorous and will consume a variety of plant materials such as grasses, fruits, roots, bulbs, and nuts.

Diet of the Grizzly Bear

Wolves live in various environments, including tundra, boreal forests, desert steppes, grasslands, mountainous regions, and temperate deciduous forests.

Habitat of the Wolf

Habitat of the Grizzly Bear

Although grizzlies live in various habitats ranging from coastal forests to grasslands, they are usually found in mountainous regions.

Wolves are highly social animals that work together to protect their group.

Grizzly bears are solitary animals that are generally more aggressive and territorial than wolves.

Conservation Status of the Wolf

Wolves are classified as a species of “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

The total Gray Wolf population consists of 200,000-250,000 wolves, although this is spread across the whole planet.

Conservation Status of the Grizzly Bear

Grizzlies are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss and human interference.

According to estimations, the population of Grizzlies consists of roughly 55,000 bears.

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