Grizzly bears are big. Really big. The large hump over their shoulders is pure muscle – they use it to dig their dens and get to roots and rodents to eat. With strength like that, it’s no surprise that they’re great hunters, but they prefer to eat berries, nuts and leaves.

Conservation Status

Source: SARA

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Black bears come in a full array of colours including blue-gray or blue-black, brown, cinnamon and even (rarely) white.

At a Glance

Scientific Name

Ursus arctos horribilis

Weight

180 - 680 kg (400 - 1,500 lb.)

Height

Length of 1.5 - 2.5 m (5 - 8 ft.)

Conservation Status

Special Concern

Habitat

High mountain forests, ice fields, tundra, alpine meadows and coastlines.

Diet

Nuts, berries, fruit, leaves and roots, sometimes animals.