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.
Black bears come in a full array of colours including blue-gray or blue-black, brown, cinnamon and even (rarely) white.
At a Glance
Ursus arctos horribilis
180 - 680 kg (400 - 1,500 lb.)
Length of 1.5 - 2.5 m (5 - 8 ft.)
High mountain forests, ice fields, tundra, alpine meadows and coastlines.
Nuts, berries, fruit, leaves and roots, sometimes animals.