Grizzly Bear Facts
- The word “grizzly” in its name refers to “grizzled”
or gray hairs in its fur,
- but when the bear was formally named in 1815, it
was misunderstood as the word “grisly”, leading to the
subspecies name “horribilis”, which literally means
“horrible” in Latin.
- The grizzly bear is also known as the silvertip bear
or North American brown bear.
- It is estimated that grizzly bears inhabit only
half of their historical range.
- There are currently 55,000 wild grizzly bears in
- Grizzly bears can weigh up to 1000 pounds.
- Grizzly bears can attain speeds of about 35 miles
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