Ursus Arctos Horribilis: The Grizzly Bear

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Ursus Arctos Horribilis, or more commonly known as, The Grizzly Bear. The Grizzly Bear is a close relative to the Brown Bear; in fact, Ursus Arctos Horribilis is Latin for the horrible Brown Bear. Grizzly bears received their name because their brown fur can be tipped with white, which gives them a “grizzled” look. The Grizzly also has a strange shoulder hump that no other bear has. Just like any other bear, their offspring are referred to as “Cubs”. Male bear can be referred to as a “Boar” or a “He-Bear” as well as the female can be called a “Sow” or a “She-Bear”. Most Grizzly Bears weigh from 330 pounds to 885 pounds; however, male grizzly bears can weigh up to 1700 pounds. Typically, The Grizzly Bear only stands 3 to 3.5 feet high. Their normal claw length is 3 to 4 inches long; it is curved and highly useful in climbing trees. Despite their impressive size, grizzlies are…show more content…
They normally avoid contact with humans, but can be dangerous if they feel their food or cubs are threatened. The dangerous part about a grizzly is their impressive size and sharp claws; luckily, the grizzly is at the top of the food chain and has no enemies. If the grizzly were to have to protect itself, its impressive speed is the best defense. The number of grizzly bears has decreased slightly over the past decade, due to hunting and deforestaion. The biggest threat to grizzlies is man. Although the grizzly is not currently on the endangered species list, scientists say it would not be long. One of the things that allow the grizzly to survive is how great of a swimmer the grizzly bear is. A few others include: Young grizzlies have the ability to climb trees, but they lose this ability as they age and that Grizzly bears can smell better than hound dogs. Grizzly bear are classified as followed: Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Carnivora, Family: Ursidae, Genus:

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