between their shoulders the grizzly bear once ruled the very streets we walk on during the early 1800s; given the name “grizzly” due to the hair having golden-silver tips. With the influx of European settlers in North America came competition for space and food with the grizzly bear, these situations lead to a huge decrease in the number of grizzly bears roaming. The use of home decoration, sport, clothing, and same food sources lead to once about 50,000 grizzly bears diminished down to about 1200
Grizzly bears are a subspecies of brown bears, and in most countries or areas where they are found they are called ‘browns bears’. It is in North America where the smaller lighter-hued brown bears are given the nickname ‘grizzly’, this is due to light-almost-white tips they have on their fur. Once known to occupy in western North America from the Great Plains all the way to northern Mexico, along with extensive portions in Europe, the excess of unregulated hunting as well as human settlement has
The Grizzly bear, scientifically known as Ursus arctos horribilis Threatened in the mountain prairie region, which consist of Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Wyoming. The grizzly is scientifically classified by the following kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Carnivora, Family: Ursidae, Genus: Ursus, Species: Ursus arctos horribilis. Surprisingly the polar bear is the closet living relative to the grizzly bear. Cross breeding happened
around 540 species as recorded in the Natural Heritage Central Databases (precous heritage). These have included animals such as the woodland bison of West Virgina, Arizona's Merriam's elk, the carolina parokeet, the passenger pigeon, the California grizzly bear, and the carribian monk seal.